Warner Bros. Pictures is officially returning with The Matrix 4, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, and Lana Wachowski directing.
There have been rumors of a fourth Matrix film happening for a while now. It was Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich that made the announcement official on Tuesday.
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering the Matrix with Lana,” Emmerich said. “Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.”
The three previous films —“The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” — have collectively earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office. All three were written and directed by Lana and her sister, Lilly, and starred Reeves and Moss.
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” Wachowski said.
The report suggests that the new Matrix is aiming to begin production in early 2020, though no potential release date has been revealed.