The Matrix Resurrections is set 60 years after the events of the original Matrix trilogy. It sees Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity return after their deaths at the end of The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. Not only does the fourth film’s ending offer possibility for the storyline to continue, but the six-decade story gap between it and Resurrections also provides room for prequels.
Producer James McTeigue, however, stated that it is up to the viewer to fill in the blanks. McTeigue claims there are presently no plans for any more sequels in the sci-fi franchise. Collider asked McTeigue if the series could go on after Resurrections, and he expressed his thoughts on it.
“Look, I think it’s just the movie you’ve seen for us right now. We have no plans for a prequel. We have no plans for a sequel. There will be no more trilogy. I think the film also works where it’s really open to audience interpretation, like what happened in those 60 years before they fished Neo out again, or Thomas Anderson to Neo. When Neo and Trinity are there at the end, and they’re talking with the analyst, what do they actually mean that they’re going to change? So I think that it’s out there, but it’s not in our wheelhouse at the moment.”
Resurrections, which received mixed reviews from critics and viewers, debuted at the US box office with a disappointing $22.5 million in its five-day holiday span. However, prior to the film’s release, Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff stated that The Matrix 5 is a possibility if director Lana Wachowski agrees.
Meanwhile, Reeves recently hinted at the prospect of returning to a previously unfinished franchise. The Matrix Resurrections is now available to watch in theatres and on HBO Max.
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