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Fans may have thought it would never happen, but work has finally started on The Matrix 4.
Passers-by making their morning commute in San Francisco yesterday were treated to the grizzled figure of Keanu Reeves as he began work on the next instalment of the sci-fi saga.
Footage posted on Instagram and Twitter shows the 55-year-old standing by the side of the road in a crowd of extras as he takes direction.
Now, while you might be expecting the John Wick star to be armed to the teeth and back in his long black coat, you would be very wrong.
With Reeves dressed in a beanie hat, blazer and jeans, you could be forgiven for thinking he wasn't even in character and was just going about his usual business.
I guess even The One has dress-down days sometimes.
So, when do we finally get to see Neo back saving the world? Sadly, we've still got a while to wait yet, with the film's release set for 21 March, 2021.
As well as Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who is also set to return, others to add their names to the cast list include Jonathan Groff (one of the stars of Frozen 2 and Mindhunter, although his Matrix role hasn't been publicly detailed yet) and Neil Patrick Harris (of How I Met Your Mother and Starship Troopers fame)
Even Jada Pinket Smith will be jumping back on board to reprise her role of Niobe, while we also know that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, one of the stars of Watchmen and Aquaman, is also on board.
Abdul-Mateen recently told EW: "It's a very exciting, relevant script that I'm honoured to be a part of."
This will be the first Matrix movie in almost two decades. The previous three films - The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions - took in more than $1.6 billion globally at the box office.
Lana Wachowski has returned to write, direct and produce this latest effort, and recently received praise from Toby Emmerich, the chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group
He said: "We could not be more excited to be re-entering the Matrix with Lana.
"Lana is a true visionary - a singular and original creative filmmaker - and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in the Matrix universe."
Wachowski added: "Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now.
"I'm very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends."
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