The Matrix 4 is coming to theaters and HBO Max this winter, but we barely know anything about it, and that includes the official title for the sci-fi action sequel. However, thanks to an update to the press kit by Warner Bros. Pictures, we now know about an additional cast member that we hadn’t heard until now.
After co-starring in Lana & Lilly Wachowski’s big screen adaptation of Speed Racer, actress Christina Ricci will reunite with the former of the filmmaking duo by taking a role in The Matrix 4, joining an already stellar cast of familiar stars and fresh faces. Read More »
One of the most anticipated movies of 2021 is undoubtedly the return of The Matrix franchise. Referred to as The Matrix 4 ever since the project was announced, fans have been waiting to hear what the new movie might be called. The HBO Max teasers for the same-day premieres Warner Bros. Pictures is trying out with all their release this year made it seem as if the movie could be going with the clean simple title of Matrix, but now it appears that we may have the official title. Read More »
Over a week ago, HBO Max provided a little tease of all the movies that Warner Bros. Pictures will be sending to theaters and the WarnerMedia streaming service simultaneously this year. Every single movie that the studio was planning on releasing in 2021 will get the hybrid release, including The Suicide Squad, Mortal Kombat, In the Heights, Malignant, The Many Saints of Newark, Dune, Cry Macho, and even The Matrix 4. Now a new, longer sizzle reel shows off new footage from all these movies and more. Read More »
Warner Bros. Pictures is shaking up the theatrical release model this year by releasing their entire movie slate simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max for a limited time. Wonder Woman 1984 was the first to try out this strategy, but the studio wanted to take it much further by sending movies like Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, and more to the streaming service. Now a new HBO Max sizzle reel teases all the same-day premieres coming throughout 2021. Read More »
Warner Bros. Pictures sent shockwaves through Hollywood last week by announcing that they would be giving all of their 2021 theatrical releases a simultaneous streaming release on HBO Max. This includes major blockbusters like Dune, Godzilla vs Kong, The Suicide Squad, The Matrix 4, and more. But Warner Bros. apparently didn’t tell any of their co-financiers, producing partners, filmmakers or stars about this plan before it was announced, and now the studio finds themselves in deep water.
Director Christopher Nolan has long had lucrative relationship Warner Bros. Pictures, but he didn’t hold back when asked about his opinion on the studio’s decision to send all of the 2021 movies to HBO Max. Needless to say, the filmmaker who has long been a champion of the big screen experience is not happy about WB’s new release strategy. Read More »
In 1999, the Wachowskis changed the face of Hollywood forever with their seminal sci-fi film The Matrix and its sleek vision of a dystopian future and its game-changing “bullet time” technology. Now Lana Wachowski could be gearing up for another cinematic game-changer with her new filming style for The Matrix 4, which series newcomer Jessica Henwick said will “change the industry again.”
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Shortly after it was reported that Dune would get pushed back by nearly a year, Warner Bros. has significantly reshuffled its film release calendar for the next two years. The biggest major delay is The Batman, which moves from October 2021 to March 2022. Several other comic book movies are following in The Batman‘s steps, with The Flash and Shazam 2 getting pushed back several months, while Black Adam has been taken off the release calendar entirely. Only Wonder Woman 1984 remains in its December 2020 slot.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Another franchise veteran jacks into The Matrix 4
- Spiral director gives a tiny hint about Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson‘s characters
- This Jurassic Park franchise actress has never been approached for a sequel
- Which one of the erstwhile Kings of Tampa would refuse to return in a possible Magic Mike 3?
- Here’s the runtime of Francis Ford Coppola‘s re-edit of The Godfather 3
- Is a fourth Bill & Ted movie really happening?
- And more!
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It can’t be overstated how wildly influential the style of the original The Matrix films were. From their revolutionary tech (bullet time!), to their pioneering of Hong Kong-style action in Hollywood, to those sleek leather jackets that everyone and their mother started wearing, the Matrix films’ visual identity defined a generation. But times change, and 17 years have passed since The Matrix films were on the cutting edge. So naturally, they would shift gears with The Matrix 4, as teased by Neil Patrick Harris, who plays a “small part” in the highly anticipated film.
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The Matrix 4 remains mysterious – we really don’t know much about it officially, although plenty of rumors run rampant. So whenever there’s some insight into the production – no matter how minuscule – we’re required by law to report it to you, dear reader. Recently, Keanu Reeves (who is in the film), and Hugo Weaving (who isn’t), dropped some knowledge on the project, so let’s all obsess over it, shall we?
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