Needless to say, reboots or continuations of popular film franchises are tough to pull off. In years past, the story of Adonis Creed was able to propel to Rocky franchise into a new generation. However, Coming 2 America struggled to pull the original film led by Eddie Murphy into the 2020s. Will The Matrix: Resurrections fall closer to Creed or Coming 2 America? It’s purely too hard to tell at this point, but the trailer is leading many to believe that it will live up to the hype.
Not long ago, fans at CinemaCon delivered pieces of a trailer that they were able to see before the rest of the world. Movie insiders and fans painted an amazing picture of how Keannu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss had drifted apart, which led them back into the world that had once drawn them together. There were also mentions of Candyman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II making a brief appearance as well. While it was nice to read, it’s best to see what fans were talking about for ourselves. Fortunately, Warner Bros. has provided us that opportunity by delivering the film’s first official trailer.
“From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes The Matrix Resurrections, the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity,” the trailer’s description reads.
“The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.:”
The Matrix Resurrections will arrive in theaters and HBO Max on December 22. While we wait for the snow to fall and the holiday season to kick into high gear, check out the trailer and get hyped!