Has The Matrix 4 been confirmed, are the Wachowskis directing it and will it star Keanu Reeves as Neo? Short answer: Yes!
In March, 2019, the John Wick 3 director and former Matrix stuntman, Chad Stahelski, apparently let it slip that the Wachowskis were working on The Matrix 4. When asked if the Wachowskis were writing and directing the new Matrix movie, he told NME, “Yeah. And if they wanted help, I would absolutely put down whatever I was doing to help them.”
This came as a shocking surprise to many because it was rumoured that the Wachowskis were not interested in doing a fourth movie. And the same went for Keanu; he told the media that he would only be involved if the Wachowskis had full creative control.
However, shortly after, a correction was made regarding Stahelski’s statement. According to Stahelski, he was referring to the work he did for the Wachowskis in the first Matrix trilogy and he was not confirming Wachowskis involment in the fourth movie.
Was Stahelski just correcting his Freudian slip, or did he feel pressure from studio executives to retract his comments? We believe, with 100% certainty, that he was retracting his statement because it was not his place to confirm or leak any of these details. And here is why…
All signs point to Keanu Reeves return
- Warner Bros showed interest in rebooting the Matrix.
- Keanu Reeves said that he would only be involved if the Wachowskis were.
- Original Matrix cast meets at John Wick 3 premiere (picture below).
- Keanu allegedly told John Wick 3 director that he was in new Matrix movie.
- John Wick 3 director tells press that Keanu and Wachowskis are involved in new Matrix movie.
It’s pretty obvious what is going on at this point, right? Warner Brothers wanted Keanu since he is pretty much the hottest celebrity in Hollywood at the moment, the only way they could get him involved is by getting the Wachowskis on board, and voilà!
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You can get your hopes up again, don’t worry. We promise you that the Matrix 4 is happening and the Wachowskis are involved. Additionally, we promise that Neo will make a return, maybe as a vision or even an oracle. But, it is definitely happening. Just sit tight and wait for Warner Brothers to announce it.