It’s been almost 15 years since The Matrix Revolutions was released, capping off an iconic sci-fi trilogy that started with 1999’s groundbreaking The Matrix. But if the rumours are true, then Neo and company may be back on the big screen soon.
The Hollywood Reporter is quoting sources that say Warner Bros is in the early stages of a Matrix reboot, with screenwriter Zak Penn apparently attached to the project. Penn is no stranger to big movie franchises, having helped to write X2 and the (pretty awful) X-Men: The Last Stand, as well as the treatments for The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers.
There’s also apparently talk of getting Michael B. Jordan to star, but with Black Panther filming coming up, I’m not sure how much time he’s gonna have in the next few years. He may have crashed and burned in the ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot, but maybe he’ll have better luck over at Warner Bros.
Lana and Lilly Wachowski, the sibling-duo who directed the original trilogy, don’t seem to be involved in this yet. Their last project, the messy but visually stunning Jupiter Ascending didn’t do too well at the box office. Maybe it’s high time for them to stage a comeback.
Given the way Revolutions ended – and how poorly received it and Reloaded were – it’s also unclear just how much more story there is left to tell, or if Matrix fans even want a sequel.
What do you think, geeks? Should there be a Matrix reboot?