The first trailer for “The Matrix Resurrections” has arrived as Neo and Trinity are reintroduced — quite literally — in the latest sequel in the franchise….
If the first trailer for “The Matrix Resurrections” looks familiar, it might be because the initial footage seems to be almost an updated carbon copy of the original “Matrix” movie from 1999.
Of course, there’s also a really good chance that’s exactly what director Lana Wachowski wanted to tease in the first trailer while she literally reintroduces Neo (Keanu Reeves) to Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) after they previously helped spark a rebellion against their computer operated overlords in the original film trilogy.
Now you’re completely forgiven if you’ve forgotten all the mythology from “The Matrix” trilogy because a lot of people struggled to make sense of the story that continued to twist, turn and change after the first film. Essentially Neo realized that he couldn’t defeat the Matrix but rather he was injected into the source code while humanity and the machines brokered a peace of some sorts moving forward.
It was all rather confusing and only added to the frustration for audiences watching the movie back then so it’s tough to tell exactly what “The Matrix Resurrections” will be changing or reintroducing from that mythology in the new film.
The trailer is worth watching a couple of times because there’s definitely a lot of iconic imagery in there including Neo seeing the world as the code from the Matrix as well as flashes from his former life living in a pod as a human battery as well as battles with Morpheus. Of course, the original Morpheus as played by Laurence Fishburne won’t be in this film — this time around “Candyman” actor Yahya Abdul Mateen II is taking up that role in some form or fashion.
Take a look at the new trailer and figure out if you’re ready to get plugged back in for “The Matrix Resurrections,” which opens in theaters and HBO Max on December 22.