the matrix 4 production

Warner Bros. is looking to restart The Matrix 4 by early July. Production on the highly anticipated fourth installment of the sci-fi franchise was halted in March due to industry-wide coronavirus shutdowns, but recent cast extensions suggests that the studio is hopeful that shooting can begin this summer.

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the matrix 4 stahelski leitch

Before they became directors of some of the best action movies of the past decade, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch were stunt performers on The Matrix films. Now they’ve revealed that they’re returning to help out behind the scenes on The Matrix 4 – but whereas the filmmakers and their 87Eleven production company have previously been called in on other movies to shoot action sequences, they make clear that director Lana Wachowski shoots all her own action, so they’re only going to be involved in the “creative concept of some of the choreography” of the highly-anticipated sequel. Read More »

the matrix 4 cast

Joe Pantoliano really wants to be in The Matrix 4. The actor starred in the 1999 The Matrix as the treacherous Cypher, but hasn’t received the call from Lana Wachowski, who returns to direct the long-awaited The Matrix 4, which brings back original trilogy stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Despite that — and the fact that his character kind of kicked the bucket in the first film — Pantoliano has put in several calls to Wachowski with his ideas how Cypher can return.

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the matrix 4 production

On Friday, we reported that Warner Bros. had no plans to halt production on The Matrix 4. What a difference a weekend makes. Today we have word that The Matrix 4 production is indeed being shut down for the time being, joining a growing list of titles that have ground to a halt in the wake of fears of the coronavirus (aka COVID-19).

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Matrix 4 Priyanka Chopra Jonas

The Matrix 4 has found the newest member of its increasingly stacked ensemble. Indian megastar Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined the cast, but like much of Lana Wachowski’s upcoming sequel, her role remains under wraps.

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the matrix 4 hugo weaving

The Matrix 4 is bringing back several familiar faces: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith. But don’t expect to see Hugo Weaving‘s Agent Smith pop up in the film. According to Weaving himself, he’s not returning for the sequel, even though director Lana Wachowski wanted Weaving to reprise his role. Sadly, scheduling difficulties got in the way.

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matrix 4 cast the merovingian

Hey, remember The Merovingian? The weird vampire (I think?) from The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions? Well, he’s back. Lambert Wilson, who played the character, is reportedly in negotiations to appear in The Matrix 4, the mysterious new sequel being directed by Lana Wachowski. In other Matrix 4 casting news, Eréndira Ibarra, who worked with Wachowski on Sense8, is now part of the team as well.

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bad boys for life trailer

In this edition of Sequel Bit:

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout editor Eddie Hamilton is returning for the next two films as well.
  • The Purge 5 has a new cast member…
  • …And so does The Matrix 4!
  • There’s going to be a sequel series for Thirtysomething, if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • Catch up with the Bad Boys before Bad Boys For Life.

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keanu reeves training

The time has come for Keanu Reeves to murder everyone again. Not literally, of course, but on the big screen. The actor is now back in training for two big action sequels: John Wick Chapter 4 and The Matrix 4 – two movies, by the way, that are both currently set to open on the same day. Reeves was recently at Taran Tactical Innovations, with guns at the ready and his wonderful facial hair that he shaved off for Bill and Ted 3 returned to its rightful place.

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the matrix 4 release date

Warner Bros. announced new release dates for two of their biggest projects: The Flash and The Matrix 4. While The Flash has shuffled around so much that it’s hard to accept this is legit, for now, Warners says the superhero film will open in 2022. As for the Matrix 4 release date, that’s set for 2021. And to make things extra interesting, the Matrix date is the same as the release date for another Keanu Reeves film: John Wick Chapter 4.

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