The One is nearly back on our screens again. The Matrix Resurrections is reviving the famously groundbreaking franchise on December 22, bringing our beloved Keanu Reeves back along with Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith. And, newcomers like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are making us raise an eyebrow at how their roles will fit into this expanding universe. The Matrix Resurrections made December 6 their official #MatrixMonday with a ton of new things, including a shiny new trailer, the opening of ticket sales, and a cool game announcement.
Recently, there’s been some revisiting of foundational concepts like déjà vu. This occurrence, which we first saw with a black cat in the original film, means something is glitching or changing. Of course, we know from the last trailer that Neo and Trinity are back in the Matrix and don’t know each other. Now we get a ton of flashbacks to the first film and how the past ties into this present conundrum.
In the clip, Neo/Mr. Anderson hears and sees several things that make him take pause. Trinity walking away and giving him a specific look. Words that he once heard from Agent Smith. He eventually wakes up and remembers what is real. The Matrix is bringing a lot of distracting noise into his world but Niobe warns that something is louder: war. The juxtapositions between the past and Neo’s new quest are striking.
Could this hint at bringing this franchise full circle so it can rest? Maybe so. For now, we will just grab our tickets and enjoy the ride. In addition to that final Matrix Resurrections trailer, we have also learned some cool new information. VR and gaming gurus Unreal Engine and the Matrix universe are coming together for The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience, an interactive storytelling experience that will make fans question what is real. A pre-download is available to explore via PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
How do we know what is real?— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) December 6, 2021
Pre-download ‘The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience’ for @PlayStation 5 and @Xbox Series X/S for a glimpse into the future of interactive storytelling and entertainment with #UE5: https://t.co/1FyMhf6ffQ pic.twitter.com/ljHhXcx3PC
The Matrix Resurrections is coming to remind us what is real. And yes, Neo still knows Kung Fu.