Joe Pantoliano Hopes To Return As Cypher In Keanu Reeves’ ‘The Matrix 4’

Joe Pantoliano hopes that he can make a return as Cypher alongside Keanu Reeves’ Neo in The Matrix 4.

The Matrix 4 started production earlier this year in San Francisco, only to be shut down due to the coronavirus. Warner Bros. has moved back several release dates, but the studio is keeping The Matrix 4 on its May 2021 spot for now. One of the most exciting prospects of The Matrix 4 is seeing the return of Keanu Reeves as Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, and potentially Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe.

Because of this, it will also be interesting to see how The Matrix 4 brings back Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity, who both died at the end of The Matrix Revolutions. Joe Pantoliano’s Cypher died in the first film, but the actor revealed in an interview with CinemaBlend that he has been campaigning for a return:

“Yeah I’d be interested. I doubt they’re going to be bringing me back. I’ve lobbied for it, believe me. I’ve sent little notes to Lana and asked her, to no response.”

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The Matrix and its two sequels collectively earned a total of $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss portrayed Neo and Trinity, respectively, in all three chapters of the Matrix film series, each of which were directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski.

Directed by Lana Wachowski from a script she co-wrote with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchel, the upcoming film stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Neil Patrick Harris,  Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, and Brian J. Smith.

The Matrix 4 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 21, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding the highly-anticipated sequel and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Source: CinemaBlend

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.