But we didn’t need the second and third ones! According to The Verge, John Wick: Chapter 3 director Chad Stahelski says that Lana and Lilly Wachowski are working on a fourth installment of The Matrix franchise. This is a good thing for the Wachowskis because they haven’t had a hit since The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. And bad news for all of us who think The Matrix is one of the most perfect sci-fi/action movies ever made…and that the two follow-ups were…nice?
Chad is super stoked.
I’m super happy that the Wachowskis are not just doing a Matrix, but they’re expanding what we all loved, and if it’s anywhere near the level of what they’ve already done, it wouldn’t take more than a call to go, ‘Hey, we want you to be a stunt guy’ and I would probably go and get hit by a car.
That’s dedication. And then Chad’s PR flack went and annihilated everyone’s “Neo resurrects Trinity (again) and they all go and have another corny cave sex rave and no one has orgasm-inducing digital cake cuz’ that was odd and silly” dreams.
A representative for Stahelski told The Verge that the quote is “inaccurate” and that he did not say that the Wachowskis are doing another installment, but that “his comments were talking about if they were, he’d love to be a part of it.”
Back in 2017, there were rumors that Michael B. Jordan of abs and Black Panther fame and Ready Player One screenwriter Zak Penn were attached to a Matrix re-boot but nothing every came of it. That story noted that the Wachowskis weren’t involved so it would have been pretty much like re-booting Buffy the Vampire Slayer without Buffy. But they’re doing it anyway! And Joss Whedon is only sort of involved. Oh, who cares, he’s an alleged fake feminist/dirtbag anyways. This is has gotten off into a weird SJW/geek spiral so let’s just power down right here.
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