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Is A New Matrix Trilogy On The Way?
Mr Anderson... Sound the rumour trumpet!

02 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Latino Review

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Yes, we’ve heard talk of re-visiting the world of The Matrix before, and nothing has panned out to date. So keep a Morpheus-sized pinch of salt handy when we tell you that there are new rumours that the Wachowskis are planning to dip back into the techno-well.

According to the team at Latino Review – who have a healthy hit rate when it comes to this sort of thing – the writing process has already begun, with treatments and outlines already hitting executives’ inboxes for consideration. Of course, nothing may come of it other than exploratory conversations, but given how often studios are blasting open the entrances to franchise mines (see The Amazing Spider-Man, Terminator: Genesis et al), it would make sense for Warners to at least consider re-visiting one of their most successful series, even if the second and third films in the original trilogy didn’t exactly live up to that groundbreaking first effort aside from isolated set pieces and those all-important box office results. 

Nothing is known yet about the angle or scope for any potential new adventures: could we see a prequel filling in some of the years of the early Matrix (whether or not it contradicts anything in the Animatrix)? There is, at least, evidence – as offered by that old windbag The Architect in Revolutions – that Keanu Reeves’ Neo is the not the first “One” to have raged against the machines. Now, of course, the waiting begins to see what comes of this latest round of chatter.

But what do you make of the new rumours? Do you think Lana and Andy Wachowski are considering new adventures in a world where machines control mankind? If your smartphone allows you, perhaps you want to comment or Tweet us…


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Your Comments

What took so long?
Honestly, the way this trilogy was set up, there could be a movie series made every decade. True, the first one was the best of the first trilogy but I always wondered why haven't they come up with the next movie? It does not even have to be prequels like the silly Star wars series. More

Posted by Instagrat at 10:21 on 15 May 2014 | Report This Post

RE:
Has to be said, I don't believe this is in any way happening and won't until the Wachowskis themselves put out a statement. More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 22:24 on 04 March 2014 | Report This Post

Agent Smith: Mr Anderson...Do you agree that rebooting the Matrix is a good idea? Neo: No. Agnet Smith: Very well then. They end up having an awesome choreographed kung fu scene. AND SCENE More

Posted by Darren47 at 23:51 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

The Matrix Recut
Fine by me. I'd also like a collected edit of Reloaded & Revolutions (halves of the same whole, anyway) with trimmings; that bloody rave in Reloaded can go for a start! I've long felt there's a great film trying to break out of that duology... More

Posted by Litshttam at 22:21 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

Why the heck not?
If the likes of Star Wars can carry on and not garner much negative attention, why can't The Matrix. I'm not a fan of the second and third films, but if these new ones were somewhere along the lines of the first, then bring it on! More

Posted by TroyPutland at 20:32 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Is A New Matrix Trilogy On The Way?
ng to the team at Latino Review bet they have an exclusive insider who happened to see someone nearby the Warner's lot using a spoon More

Posted by rich at 17:42 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

Would love to see more Matrix
But it has to be great writing, worthwhile to try at least capture what the first one did. Like the Animatrix and the massive battle/war scene, imagine that?! More

Posted by nybras at 14:39 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Good idea, but it has to be tight.
I actually rate the second film higher than the first. More and action, better pacing everly developing its ideas. How people can't understand what the Architect says is beyond me.The third was a bit of a let down, but still decent. Overall a great trilogy, and I can't wait to see what the Wachowski's come up with, but I fear, as with the brilliant Cloud Atlas and the hugely fun Speed Racer, they are just on not on the same wave length as the general movie going public. More

Posted by Dr Lenera at 12:59 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

Good idea, but it has to be tight.
The reason why the first one works is that it has a solid structure and a mythic hero. The sequels took too long to resolve anything and were, frankly, portentous. The third one is like watching a bible movie, FFS. Half expected Charlton Heston to turn up with the Ten Commandments. If they keep it tight and fun then more Matrix films would be brilliant. First one's a stone classic. More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:28 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

exactly, WHY NOT
i believe there are still so many exciting things to explore in the Matrix, so why not. I just hope they keep the same fashion and artistic style with glory bullet time flow motion scenes.. More

Posted by ideorium at 07:46 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

Who cares!
Nuff said! More

Posted by Theghostfrommars at 07:07 on 03 March 2014 | Report This Post

No
Please don't do this, it will ruin the original and just make people want to watch the other two which were not as good. Just think of a different film to make... Or skip one this year, there's plenty coming out already More

Posted by SuperShell at 22:23 on 02 March 2014 | Report This Post

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Really theres only two ways you could go with this... The prequels of how the world came to be as it is, and the establishing of the first Matrix. Or, the Sequel route where things are finally resolved. Face it... M3 didn't resolve jack. Neo may have stopped Agent Smith, but the Machines and their city were still there, and Zion was still only just one city against the combined might of their oppressors. Personally, I feel that the prequels would be the more interesting set of films.. More

Posted by GrizBe at 20:56 on 02 March 2014 | Report This Post

Three movies, three different scenes, but of course, part one remains a classic. But i don't think that prequel would work for The Matrix. Question is, what after. If Neo is dead, the new One takes his place, if he's alive...what happened to him. They left open door for a sequel. More

Posted by adanijali at 20:52 on 02 March 2014 | Report This Post

Why not?
I too do not understand the generalised hate towards the second and third films. I agree that they are not exactly considered to be a great classic as the first film which raised the levels high in film-making. However, though they have their flaws, Reloaded and Revolutions could not have been any better than they were and they rounded the story just nicely. What more could they have offered? A new trilogy or at least a fourth film would be very welcoming to the franchise I feel, like Star Wars More

Posted by StarChildPhantom at 19:53 on 02 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE:
Understand your comment to a certain extent. I know it's the old adage and everything, but what can be expected of big budget sequels anyway these days, the hype always transcends the results. As much as I enjoy reading Empire, there's definitely a favouritism inset in the upcoming Star Wars sequel things too, which to me are about as enticing as a Danny Dyer thriller at this point. The example in that article states about the Matrix sequels that they 'didn’t exactly live up to that groundb More

Posted by cadz at 19:35 on 02 March 2014 | Report This Post

NO
No More

Posted by bleugh07 at 19:24 on 02 March 2014 | Report This Post

I still don't accept the generalized hate against the second and third movie. They were perfect translations of different, international storytelling styles bundled into a Hollywood-type blockbuster. People were unjustifiably demanding more techno-thriller, which was never a real option (like film-noirs, they are simply not sequel styles). More

Posted by Bluehawk at 19:15 on 02 March 2014 | Report This Post

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