The Wachowskis are reportedly working on a fourth 'Matrix' movie
The sibling director duo The Wachowski sisters first made their name in Hollywood with 1999's landmark action sci-fi classic The Matrix, which was later followed up with sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revelations. Their last film together was 2015's gleefully bizarre Jupiter Ascending, so we're just about due to hear about what they're working on next.
Back in 2017, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that there was another Matrix movie in the works, likely to be a reboot with no involvement from the Wachowskis. However, now it seems that they actually are working on another Matrix movie, if John Wick Chapter 3 director Chad Stahelski is to be believed.
Check out the trailer for John Wick Chapter 3:
Why would the director know about this? Well, before he got involved with Matrix star Keanu Reeves in the John Wick series, he worked as the actor's stunt double on all three movies - so he's close to all involved with the upcoming project.
"I’m super happy that the Wachowskis are not just doing a Matrix, but they’re expanding what we all loved," he said in an interview with Yahoo Movies UK. "And if it’s anywhere near the level of what they’ve already done, it wouldn’t take more than a call to go, 'Hey, we want you to be a stunt guy' and I would probably go and get hit by a car."
Yahoo followed up by asking if the Wachowskis were indeed directing the film, which hadn't been announced or even rumoured up until this point. "I’m not sure of the overall," the director replied, adding: "I’m not sure if Lana is."
When asked if they were involved in some capacity, he said: "Yeah. And if they wanted help, I would absolutely put down whatever I was doing to help them."
Keanu Reeves trains with a Navy Seal for John Wick:
He's not the only one who would be happy to return to the series, as this question has been put to Keanu Reeves in recent years. The actor is still working in action movies, and said he'd be happy to get involved in a new Matrix movie, but only if it was directed and written by the original team.
"They would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not? That would be a gift. I wouldn’t say no to that. Yeah.
I think when you get to revisit a story and continue to tell a story, you’re bringing in the past and the work that you’ve done. So for me, it’s about placing the emotional state of where you are into who the character is. How do they feel? How do they think? And then putting on the suit if the costume really becomes the exterior that you fill in."
Hopefully this all comes together - but will it really be the same if they go ahead without Keanu?