Keanu Reeves Says The Matrix 4 Will Be 'Something Special'
Reeves was speaking to LADbible alongside Alex Winter, his co-star in Bill & Ted Face the Music, which arrives in cinemas and video on demand later this month on 28 August in the US and 16 September in the UK.
When asked about the forthcoming Matrix flick, he said: "We have a lot of hope and ambition, and we hope that people really enjoy them, and we have an ambition to make some really special films."
He added: "I haven't seen them yet, because we're still making them, but I can tell you that [director] Lana Wachowski is an incredible filmmaker and artist and she's written a wonderful script.
"We're doing our darnedest to make something special, and the same goes for John Wick, we hope that we can create a really satisfying and enjoyable next chapter."
Incidentally, that John Wick film is scheduled to be released on 27 May 2022, so we've got a while to go on that front.
The Matrix 4 is actually slated for release in the same year, on 1 April 2022, but - as with everything - it's not clear whether that release date will be kept because of... well, you-know-what.
The latest instalment will see Reeves return to the role of Neo, alongside Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, Jade Pinkett-Smith as Niobe, and Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian.
There are also roles for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, and a host of others.
We don't know what those roles will be, but we'll just have to wait and see what Lana Wachowski comes up with.
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In a recent interview, Lana's sister Lilly confirmed that that original three Matrix films were an allegory for transformation and being transgender.
Both Wachowski sisters have since transitioned since the films were released.
Lilly said: "I'm glad that it has gotten out that that was the original intention.
"The corporate world wasn't ready for it."
She said that the whole trilogy was 'all about the desire for transformation, but it was all coming from a closeted point of view.'
Wachowski added: "I don't know how present my transness was in the background of my brain as we were writing it.
"We were always living in a world of imagination. That's why I gravitated toward sci-fi and fantasy and played Dungeons & Dragons.
"It was all about creating worlds. It freed us up as filmmakers because we were able to imagine stuff at that time that you didn't necessarily see onscreen."
"There's a critical eye being cast back on Lana and I's work through the lens of our transness,
"This is a cool thing because it's an excellent reminder that art is never static. And while the ideas of identity and transformation are critical components in our work, the bedrock that all ideas rest upon is love."
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