Matrix has become one of the most iconic films in recent pop culture history, influencing trends and idioms long after the franchise has apparently ended, from the now common bullet time effect to red and blue pills (which are admittedly much older than Matrix) . It has been almost two decades since the last film, however, and although it ended that chapter of the trilogy, it still left room to resume things. That time may come soon and, assuming that this leak on the title of the fourth film is correct, it will try to squeeze a little more from the franchise while there are still people out there who know it by heart.
That there would be a Matrix 4 was never really in question, as filming is now over. In fact, that’s exactly why we’re hearing this rumor about the film’s title. And, of course, it won’t be “Matrix 4”.
The clue comes from a makeup artist involved in the production of the film. She showed a gift and a note from the producers, thanking the team for their work. The inside of the jacket had the equally iconic “Matrix code” along with the stylized word “Resurrections” in the middle. The fans, of course, clung to it, speculating that the Matrix 4 title would be “Matrix Resurrections”.
If true, the title can still be interpreted in several ways. Given that Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss will reprise their roles, it is almost easy to conclude that they will be back. The Matrix Revolutions implied that Neo’s story isn’t over yet, but nothing was really straightforward in The Matrix anyway.
Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long to get our answers. Initially scheduled for 2022, Matrix 4, also known as Matrix Resurrections, was surprisingly driven to debut in 2021. Given the importance of the film in history and the advances in technology over the years, expectations are sure to be high and the consequences of failure will also be bigger.