Following a unique marketing stunt earlier this week, where fans could watch teaser footage on the official website, The Matrix Resurrections trailer is officially launched by Warner Bros.
The trailer gives us the first plot details for the eagerly-awaited sequel and it appears that both Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) have forgotten the events of the third instalment.
We see Neo going by his original name of Thomas Anderson and he tells his therapist (Neil Patrick Harris) that he’s having “dreams that weren’t just dreams”.
Thomas is taking prescription blue pills (he took the red pill before) and he runs into Trinity at a coffee shop, but they don’t remember each other.
Soon enough, Neo meets Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character, who seems to look like a young Morpheus and he gives Neo a red pill.
He tells Neo that is “Time to fly,” and Neo seems he goes through similar events to the first movie, such as fighting Morpheus in a dojo.
Through the first glimpse, we discover a new, upgraded Neo though as it shows that him not only to stop bullets but redirect full-blown missiles to stop them from hitting him.
While the trailer doesn’t confirm that Abdul-Mateen II is playing Morpheus, we do know that The Matrix Resurrections won’t feature Laurence Fishburne, as mentioned in media statements.
Now, coming to our own Priyanka Chopra Jonas. She appears in a restaurant reading Alice In Wonderland, smiling at Neo as he walks through.
Interestingly, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ was a reference in the first Matrix film, used to describe Neo’s emotions.
Plus, her look of big specs and patterned clothing hints towards her playing the Oracle. Both characters were played by women and had this smiling yet all-knowing expression.
In The Matrix Revolutions, the third part, we were introduced to a young girl named Sati (Tanveer K. Atwal) was an exile that was created without a purpose – by programs Rama-Kandra (Bernard White) and Kamala (Tharini Mudaliar).
The Oracle (Mary Alice), who protected Sati after she was smuggled into the Matrix, believed that the child would someday have a large impact on the future of both humans and the Machines.
To remind you of what happened in the third part, we see that The Matrix is rebooted.
When questioned about Neo’s fate, the Oracle tells Sati that she thinks they will see Neo again as Sati reveals she created a beautiful sunrise over the horizon in Neo’s honour.
So going by this ending, it is highly probable that Priyanka could be playing the older version of the character.
Well, from becoming the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series in Quantico to playing the villain in Baywatch and now joining (arguably) Hollywood’s biggest franchise yet, Chopra Jonas is breaking the barriers for all Indian talents in the West.
Interestingly, Purab Kohli also shared the motion picture on his Instagram… We wonder what role he could be playing in the film.
The Matrix is an American media franchise created by writers-directors the Wachowskis and producer Joel Silver. The series consists of four movies, beginning with The Matrix (1999) and continuing with three sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in 2003) and The Matrix Resurrections (2021).
The first three films were written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver, while the fourth film is directed by Lana Wachowski and written by Wachowski, David Mitchell and Aleksander Hemon.
The series features a cyberpunk story of the technological fall of mankind, in which the creation of artificial intelligence led the way to a race of self-aware machines that imprisoned mankind in a virtual reality system—the Matrix—to be farmed as a power source.
Occasionally, some of the prisoners manage to break free from the system and, considered a threat, become pursued by the artificial intelligence both inside and outside of it.
The films focus on Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) trying to free humanity from the system while pursued by its guardians, such as Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving).
The story incorporates references to numerous philosophical, religious, or spiritual ideas, among others the dilemma of choice vs. control, the brain in a vat thought experiment, messianic, and the concepts of inter-dependency and love.
Influences include the principles of Hindu mythology, anime, and Hong Kong action films (particularly “heroic bloodshed” and martial arts movies).
The film series is notable for its use of heavily choreographed action sequences and “bullet time” slow-motion effects, which revolutionised the action genre in cinema.
The Matrix Resurrections will release in cinemas from December 22.
Watch The Matrix Resurrections trailer here: