Matrix 4 presently has an official title: The Matrix Resurrections. That is fairly fitting, given the fourth Matrix film is essentially resurrecting the franchise that had seemingly ended in 2003. The Matrix Resurrections also continues the subtitle trend of starting with the letter “R”, similarly as with the second and third parts, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. We actually know very little about The Matrix Resurrections, however Warner Bros. did grandstand a secret trailer to CinemaCon 2021 crowd in Las Vegas, where it additionally uncovered that title. No word on when the teaser will be released online.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return in their particular lead role as Neo and Trinity on The Matrix Resurrections, and are joined by at least three supporting cast members in Jada Pinkett Smith as Zion rebel Niobe, Lambert Wilson as info trafficker The Merovingian, and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson. Furthermore, The Matrix Resurrections cast also includes the likes of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ellen Hollman, and Christina Ricci.
Behind the scenes, Lana Wachowski returns as sole director — the initial three movies were jointly written and directed by The Wachowskis. Lilly Wachowski is sitting on The Matrix Resurrections since she’s busy with the Showtime series Work in Progress (as of now in its subsequent season and accessible on Disney+ Hotstar in India). Lana co-composed The Matrix Resurrections with their Sense8 finale teammates, Cloud Atlas creator David Mitchell and The Lazarus Project creator Aleksandar Hemon. John Toll (Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending) is set as the cinematographer. The Matrix Resurrections is a creation of Village Roadshow Pictures, Wachowskis Productions, and Silver Pictures.
The Matrix Resurrections is slated to release December 22 worldwide. It will be available in films and on HBO Max (for the first month) at the same time.