“The Matrix Changed My Life…” Apparently Keanu Reeves heard a lot. A new video feature promoting the long-awaited Matrix 4 sequel — officially titled–Watches the cast of the original film reflect on the experience, while newcomers to the series are excited about its impact on the world.
Matrix Resurrection will be in theaters on December 22, 2021 and will premiere on the streaming serviceSame day in America. The fourth in the series comes 22 years after the original (18 years after the final sequel) and reunites original director Lana Wachowski with old hands Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
They are joined by new faces Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci and Jonathan Groff (who apparently can’t remember life before The Matrix).
The new video, The Matrix “Legacy” sizzle, shows the stars discussing the Matrix films’ vision of the “magical, mythical” world, as well as its impact on popular culture. They shed light on how lines like “a mess in the Matrix” and, er, “Red Pill” have stuck in our minds from the movie to the present day.
The video features clips from all three previous films, including the much-maligned sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Which at least suggests in the marketing material that the new movie won’t try to pretend they never happened.