According to a recent interview it sounds like Lana and Lilly Wachowski are returning to the Matrix to help with its return to the big screen.
[Update: Well crap. Managed to raise hopes and have them dashed so quickly. Slashfilm reached out for more information and sounds like there may have been some confusion on the quote:
“A representative for Chad Stahelski has reached out and let us know that the initial report was inaccurate. His comments were in response to a hypothetical scenario were the Wachowskis would be involved and he did not confirm them being attached to the new film.”
Welp, that’s a bummer, but there’s still the chance that the Wachowski’s could be involved in some way. Just gotta cross those fingers. The original article follows below.]
The creators who gave us the awesomeness of The Matrix are coming back for more, and I couldn’t be more excited. Back in 2017, we learned Warner Bros. was actively developing a “reboot” of sorts for the franchise. The new film wouldn’t change the story we know but serve in addition to it (while courting Michael B. Jordan to star).
Back when word first dropped, it sounded like the Wachowski’s wouldn’t be back this time around, but looks like that’s changed! While doing interviews with Yahoo Movies UK for John Wick 3, director Chad Stahelski revealed they are working on the new film(s) in some capacity. He confirmed it when asked about whether or not the directing duo (or himself) would be involved:
“Yeah, and if they wanted help, I would absolutely put down whatever I was doing to help them….I’m super happy that the Wachowskis are not just doing a ‘Matrix,’ but they’re expanding what we all loved. 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.”
If you weren’t aware, Stahelski was Keanu Reeves’ stunt double as Neo in The Matrix films before taking on director duties on the John Wick franchise. So it’s probably safe to say, he knows what he’s talking about. While he’s quick to point out he’s unsure to what capacity the Wachowski’s will be involved (just producer’s, script, or full on directing), it’s exciting nonetheless.
Let’s just hope we learn more about this new Matrix project sooner rather than later. What do you hope to see in the new film?