The career of Keanu Reeves is so polarizing. The man could of had it all, but he’s instead starring in dreck like The Lake House. It does serve him right, though; he’s kind of a terrible actor. The only reason he worked alright in The Matrix was because the only thing he had to play was a serious dude, a serious dude being slightly surprised, and a serious dude playing Jesus. Pretty easy, no? Well, it was certainly an easy paycheck. And if recent rumors point to anything, it’s that Reeves and the Wackowski’s wish to return to that well. Oh joy.
According to AICN, during an interview for his spectacularly indy film ‘Henry’s Crime,’. Reeves revealed that, not only have the Wachowkis been working on two more Matrix films, but are approaching Keanu to return as Neo. Cue the Tim Allen Home Improvement grunt.
A witness to the interview in question claimed that Keanu:
“Says he met the Wachowski’s (no emphasis on the word brothers), for lunch over Christmas and stated that they had completed work on a two picture script treatment that would see him return to the world of the matrix as Neo. Says the brothers have met with Jim Cameron to discuss the pro’s and con’s of 3D and are looking to deliver something which has never been seen again. keanu stated that he still has an obligation to the fans to deliver a movie worthy of the title “The Matrix” and he swears this time that the treatment will truly revolutionise the action genre like the first movie. Wachowski’s are working on a movie called “Cloud Atlas” at the moment, once that concludes they will talk again.”
I’m probably one of the biggest Matrix sequel supporters out there (I think two is pretty damn good, although Revelations is still a piece of crap), but this is just ridiculous. Can’t they just let the franchise die with the shred of dignity it has left? And seeing a 3D Matrix does not make me excited either. Remember the scene when Neo’s talking to the kid about how “There is no spoon?” Well…the Wachowski’s need to take that philosophy and put it to this film.