Matrix 4- The Matrix Resurrections” trailer starring stars like Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss while welcoming an important character Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (a character who looks and sounds a lot like Morpheus), then Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff and others will premiere on Thursday 9 am ET, and the film, set to hit theaters on Dec. 22, is directed by Lana Wachowski who had originally co-wrote and co-directed the original “Matrix” trilogy with her sister Lilly. The series includes 1999’s “The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” — both released in 2003. Though when this movie is set may not be as important as the version it takes place in. The Matrix 4 could be covering a different version of the simulation altogether, one where some events happen as they did in the original trilogy but where there are big alterations, too. As the Architect once told Neo in The Matrix Reloaded, the Machines have created several versions of the simulation, tweaking things as needed to improve the program and make humanity more subservient.
We learned from the Architect that role is designed by the Machines to solve an anomaly within the program. In essence, the One’s role is to reset the Matrix and start the clock again until the next “final battle.” But The Matrix Revolutions had presented, Neo and his friends found a way to change things, to save Zion from being destroyed and give other plugged-in humans the chance to leave the simulation if they chose to. Most importantly, there was finally peace.
“This is the moment for you to show us what is real. Right now you believe it’s…” says Abdul-Mateen in the teaser, reciting the time at which you’re watching the video. “…but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it.”
The teasers are accompanied by a few shots of Abdul-Mateen’s character, but there are also several scenes that makes one think that this couldn’t be too far from the truth. Though you might be wondering why it’s Abdul-Mateen who seemingly fills the Morpheus role and not Laurence Fishburne. He wasn’t invited back to reprise his iconic role despite Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss being tapped to return, along with Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian, and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson.
In advance of the launch of the first trailer for “The Matrix Resurrections” Warner Bros has launched an innovative website featuring an interactive and widely divergent first look at the newest installment in the 22-year-old franchise.
By contrast, users who click on the red pill hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice telling them that while they believe it’s the current time — again, with Abdul-Mateen eerily reading the time aloud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
In either case, during both scenarios, a series of quick-cut shots from “Resurrections” flashes on the screen — each time a user clicks on a pill, the footage changes slightly.