Warner Bros. wants Lana Wachowski’s highly-anticipated The Matrix 4 to resume filming this July.
Earlier this year, The Matrix 4 and other Warner Bros. projects halted production due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Matrix 4 was already knee-deep into production at that point, as the project begun filming in February in San Francisco before relocating to Berlin.
Now, Variety brings word that the cast members of The Matrix 4 have signed eight-week extensions that should keep the actors on hold until July 6, which is when Warner Bros. hopes to continue filming the project. The film’s release date has not been affected by the shutdown, at least not yet.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are both set to return for the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise, and set videos from February have already offered fans a first look at their reunion. Recently, The Matrix star Joe Pantoliano said that he wants to reprise his role as Cypher in the sequel but doubts that he’ll return to the series.
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 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 Matrix 4 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 for the latest news on the series and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content.