In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Trick r’ Treat 2 could still happen, but there’s nothing going on at the moment.
  • Check out a slew of Terminator: Dark Fate posters.
  • New Purge movie finds its lead actress.
  • David Leitch is more than happy to come back for The Matrix 4 – all they have to do is ask.
  • The Croods 2 is still a thing that’s happening, and Kelly Marie Tran has joined the cast.

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matrix 4 cast jessica henwick

Another day, another bit of Matrix 4 casting news. The latest: Iron Fist actress Jessica Henwick is set to join the sequel in – you guessed it – an undisclosed role. Every new cast member to the franchise announced thus far is playing a mysterious part we know absolutely nothing about, joining returning franchise actors Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.

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the matrix 4 cast Neil Patrick Harris

Here’s something I’m 100% positive no one saw coming: Neil Patrick Harris has joined The Matrix 4 cast alongside Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Harris’ part remains a closely guarded secret, so we have no idea who the heck he’s playing. But this is unexpected, and thus pretty interesting. More on Harris and The Matrix 4 below.

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The Matrix 4 Cast Adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Everyone was totally caught off guard when news of a new installment in The Matrix franchise was announced back in August. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity for the sequel, but only Lana Wachowski is said to be coming back to direct, with Lily Wachowski seemingly sitting this one out. But along with familiar faces returning in The Matrix 4 cast, there will be some new ones in the mix too, and one of them is Aquaman villain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Read More »

The Matrix 4 Cinematographer John Toll

The surprise news of a fourth installment of The Matrix franchise was only just revealed earlier this week, seemingly timed to the 20th anniversary of the original movie’s release. But it sounds like this project has been in the works for awhile, because some key crew members are already being recruited for the production.

Hot on the heels of The Matrix‘s original concept artists returning for the new sequel, we have word that The Matrix 4 has hired cinematographer John Toll (above left), who won back-to-back Oscars for his work on Legends of the Fall in 1994 and Braveheart in 1995. Read More »

The Farewell Script Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a new edition of Lessons from the Screenplay breaks down how the action of The Matrix allows for the easy unloading of exposition. Plus, writer/director Lulu Wang breaks down the process of rewriting her screenplay for the indie darling The Farewell, and Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral star Andie MacDowell looks back at some of her most memorable role over the years. Read More »

the matrix concept artists

In the years following the release of 1999’s groundbreaking The Matrix, dozens of films and TV shows tried to ape the grim, apocalyptic world of the Wachowski’s films. But none could really nail the elaborate, weird, and grotesque designs that was crafted by The Matrix concept artists Geof Darrow and Steve Skroce, who along with Jim Martin, helped create the eye-popping style of the sci-fi franchise. But the big question of the moment is: Can The Matrix 4 recapture what made that world so stunningly realized in the first place? With Darrow and Skroce confirmed to return as the concept artists for The Matrix 4, it certainly looks like it could.

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the matrix reboot

Update: If you’re wondering what’s going on with Morpheus in this story, a new report indicates that we could see a younger version of that character pop up in this film. Our original report continues, and you can read the Morpheus-related update embedded within.

The Matrix turned 20 years old this year and here’s one way to celebrate: Warner Bros. has announced that The Matrix 4 is officially in the works. After years of rumors and tales of reboots and a revolving door of talented folks all taking a crack at this iconic and mind-bending universe, the new film will return to where it all began. Keanu Reeves will return as Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss will return as Trinity, and Lana Wachowski, who co-wrote and co-directed the original trilogy with her sister Lilly, will co-write, produce, and direct. Whoa, indeed.

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Josh Gad and James Corden as Hobbs and Shaw

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as James Corden and Josh Gad play Hobbs and Shaw before they got fired from the Fast and Furious spin-off. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to even more stunts from movies like The Raid, The Dark Knight Rises, The Matrix, John Wick: Chapter 2 and more, and find out some trivia you didn’t know about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Read More »

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The Matrix 20th Anniversary Screenings

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Matrix, one of the most innovative and inflluential films of the 20th century. In honor of the film’s milestone anniversary, AMC Theatres is bringing the blockbuster back to theaters for one week only starting at the end of August, and it will be in one of their finest formats. Read More »