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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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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

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

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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

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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


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