‘Matrix 4’ Trailer Reveals Neo and Trinity’s Highly-Anticipated Return
The highly anticipated trailer for The Matrix Resurrections dropped, thrilling fans around the world ahead of its December release. The snippet of the fourth instalment of the 22-year-old franchise reveals the return of Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss), who both seem to have no memories of events that happened in the previous movies, as well as of the red pill and blue pill, made famous in the 1999 original.
The trailer opens with Neo, who now goes by his original name Thomas Anderson, talking to his therapist, played by Neil Patrick Harris, about having dreams “that weren’t just dreams” and asking if he’s crazy. We also see that Neo is taking prescribed blue pills, which is perhaps the reason why he has no recollection of the past and is using his original name. We also see him meet Trinity at a coffee shop, and as they shake hands, she asks if they’ve ever met.
Noticeably absent from the trailer is Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus, but we do have a similarly tall, brooding character with a shaved head in the form of Candyman actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. His character gives Neo a red pill and tells him that it’s “time to fly” in a scene that looks awfully familiar to the dojo scene featuring Morpheus and Neo in the first movie. The trailer also reveals an upgraded Neo, who can now stop bullets and redirect missiles.
Fishburne’s absence seems to point to the events that happen in the Matrix video game, but the actor has said that he doesn’t have an answer on why he’s not in the movie. But we do see the familiar face of Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe. The cast also includes Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff and Christina Ricci.
The Matrix Resurrections is set for a December 22 release in cinemas and on HBO Max.