If you’ve watched The Matrix Resurrection, you would possibly bear in mind a scene the place the character Smith (performed by Jonathan Groff) takes a jab at Warner Bros presumably leaving Lana and Lilly Wachowski (the originators of The Matrix franchise) behind to direct one other Matrix movie. Well, seems that’s not simply hyperbole.
In a current interview with Collider, Resurrections producer James McTeigue admits that WB had plans to assign a distinct director. McTeigue has labored on all of the Matrix movies and said that the “money making capability” of a fourth Matrix movie meant there was “always talk.” However, when Lana Wachowski jumped on the likelihood to direct, the studio rapidly stated sure, it simply made sense to have the unique director on board.
“Look. I think when you’ve had a franchise with that much potential money making capability, there’s always talk. It’s in the same way that the Marvel universe repeats and turns in on itself, or you have Spider-Man, or you have Iron Man, or Thor,” stated McTeigue. “There’s always potential to update those movies just because of the possibility of making the money and telling new stories. I shouldn’t say it’s just a purely fiscal thought. But yeah, look, there was versions out there, but they hadn’t landed on the right version. So when Lana eventually came back around and said, “Look. I’m interested in making another movie,” in fact, they went with the filmmaker who was the genesis of the Matrix.”
Since the discharge of The Matrix Resurrections in theaters and on HBO Max, the important and fan reception has been combined. Despite this, WB needs to maintain the franchise going with a fifth film and so they need Lana Wachowski to return as confirmed by the studio’s CEO Ann Sarnoff.
The Matrix Resurrections stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jonathan Groff.