Brace yourselves, folks … according to new comments made by Kenau Reeves, plans are in the works to bring a 4th and 5th Matrix film to the big screen … in 3D! As you may recall, in recent months, we learned that Keanu was teaming back up with his former co-star Alex Winter to make a new sequel to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and NOW we learn that he is also in talks to star in a new Matrix film. Should we be worried?
Keanu Reeves, in a guest of honor speech at the London School of Performing Arts University, has finally clarified that there are indeed plans for more Matrix films. It should come as no surprise that there are plans for a fourth and fifth Matrix movie. Besides the fact that combined with merchandising and home media sales the movies are money-makers, the development of the 3D filming tech adopted by James Cameron and the recent release of Tron: Legacy (sequel to a movie that was one of many influences on The Matrix) make it a prime time for the Wachowski Brothers to reignite their Matrix saga. In short, it’s good timing. Keanu Reeves confirmed the development during a Q&A session in London when he stated that the Wachowski Brothers have finished work on a two-film script treatment for The Matrix sequels. AICN posted the details of Keanu’s speech, in which they went on to say:
Says the brothers have met with Jim Cameron to discuss the pros and cons of 3D and are looking to deliver something which has never been seen again. Keanu stated that he still has an obligation to the fans to deliver a movie worthy of the title “The Matrix” and he swears this time that the treatment will truly revolutionize the action genre like the first movie.
The news and confirmation that new Matrix movies are in development is going to fuel a lot of mixed reactions from fans. For every fan that loves all three current films, there’s another who hates the sequels. It’s going to be interesting seeing the reactions as more news develops on the Matrix series.
Grrr. I’m worried y’all. The Matrix sequels that we already got weren’t that great … and now they’re planning a couple more? I’ll admit that the notion of a new Matrix film in 3D is intriguing but … the last Matrix film left such a bad taste in my mouth, I still pretend it doesn’t exist. What do y’all think … is this good news or the Worst. News. Ever?
UPDATE: OK, so now it is being reported that Keanu did NOT make these comments about Matrix 4 and 5 … but the “Wachowskis told him over holidays that they finished script treatments for Matrix 4 and 5 which would bring Neo back.” So, I guess even tho the news comes not directly from Keanu, that plans are still in the works for the sequels.