The Matrix Resurrections is officially out, both in theaters and on HBO Max. The last The matrix The movie was released in 2003, so it’s been a very long time.
Director Lana Wachowski had a very clear vision in her head for this new installment, but it doesn’t seem like she has any plans for another film in the series. “Who sent this question?” Wachowski joked when the Associated press asked if there was a new trilogy in sight. Finally, she burst out laughing, “No.”
While that seems pretty definitive, the decision won’t necessarily be up to Wackowshi alone; if the costumes of Warner Bros. want another The matrix movie, they could do it with or without it. That said, producer James McTeigue doesn’t seem to have any plans for a follow-up either, although he admits it’s possible. Talk with ColliderMcTeigue explained:
“Look, for us, I think right now it’s just the movie you’ve seen. We don’t have a prequel in mind. We don’t have a sequel in mind. We don’t have a another trilogy.
“But I think the movie also works where it’s really open to audience interpretation, like what happened in those 60 years before they drafted Neo, or Thomas Anderson in Neo. When Neo and Trinity are there at the end, and they’re talking with the analyst, what do they really mean they’re going to change? So I think it’s there, but that’s not is not in our wheelhouse at the moment.
In a series like The matrix, which takes place in an artificial world where just about anything can happen, there will always be a way to tell a new story. The only question is whether there is a will.
The Matrix Resurrections is (probably) not the start of a new trilogy
The writers of The matrix revolutions, David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon, seem equally uncertain about a sequel. “Well, we didn’t talk about it,” Hemon told Gizmodo. “It’s definitely too early for us to get involved in this. There are so many things that need to happen. So from now on, that’s it.
Mitchell also weighed in: “That’s the situation as far as I know as well. But of course, who knows what will happen in the future.”