— Variety (@Variety) August 20, 2019
Reeves will reboot his lead role as Neo “The One,” wielding an impressive mastery of martial arts. Carrie-Anne Moss will also return as fellow heroine Trinity. Many other original cast members are expected to make a comeback.
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “Lana is a true visionary, a singular and original creative filmmaker, and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing, and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”
Update: According to a Matrix Trilogy conceptual designer, “most of the original cast” is returning for The Matrix 4. https://t.co/P9yJaknBkW
— IGN (@IGN) August 20, 2019
Lana Wachowski, who co-created “The Matrix” with her sister Lilly in 1999, said she was happy to once again be involved with the characters, according to The Associated Press.
Get ready to enter the Matrix, again: Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning to the fabled franchise for a fourth installment. https://t.co/4nJukRBJJd
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 20, 2019
“I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” she said. “Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now.”
Wachowski is producing the film with Grant Hill and writing it with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
— E! News (@enews) August 20, 2019
The first movie inspired two sequels, “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003) and “The Matrix Revolutions” (2003), which collectively raked in more than $1.6 billion at the global box office, according to AP. They were also top 10 domestic hits in their respective years of release.
“The Matrix Revolutions” was the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world, according to Warner Bros.
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) August 21, 2019
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Matrix,” screenings will be held at some AMC Theatres locations across the United States, starting from Aug. 30.
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) October 22, 2013
No release date has been set for the latest sequel, according to AP.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.