Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss unveil latest ‘Matrix’ in Toronto

Fans can participate to win a trip to the premiere

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Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss’ return to the world of The Matrix will include a stop in Toronto.

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The stars of the sci-fi saga are set to unveil the upcoming fourth episode at the film’s Canadian premiere at Cineplex’s Scotiabank Theater in Toronto on December 16.

IN The Matrix Resurrection , the Toronto-raised Reeves returns to the role of Neo, the savior of humanity, along with the BC-born Moss as Trinity, with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as a reinvented Morpheus and Jada-Pinkett Smith back as Niobe.

The action blockbuster also features newcomers Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Jonathan Groff in key roles.

Jessica Henwick, Keanu Reeves and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in a scene from The Matrix Resurrections.
Jessica Henwick, Keanu Reeves and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in a scene from The Matrix Resurrections. Photo by Warner Bros.

“Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me,” said Reeves, 57. empire magazine in its Heroes issue last year. “That’s the only reason to do it. Working with her again is just amazing.”

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Wachowski helped write and direct the original Matrix trilogy with his sister Lilly, which started in the 1999s The Matrix , before continuing with back-to-back successors from 2003, The matrix reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions . Worldwide, the films grossed more than $ 1.6 billion at the box office.

The story followed Neo and a group of heroes as they battled futuristic machines that have captivated humanity in a lifelike virtual reality simulation.

Resurrections , added Reeves, “has some meaningful things to say and from which we can draw some nourishment.”

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Keanu Reeves returns as Neo in The Matrix Resurrections.
Keanu Reeves returns as Neo in The Matrix Resurrections. Photo by Warner Bros.

In a recent interview, fourquelens co-author David Mitchell ( Cloud Atlas ) said the new post is a different kind of sequel. “It’s a very beautiful and strange creation,” he teased.

“It’s certainly not another sequel, but something autonomous that does contain the three Matrix that went ahead in a really ingenious way, ”he continued. “It also achieves a few things that we don’t see in action movies, which means it undermines the rules of blockbusters.”

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To help celebrate the show in Toronto, Warner Bros. has Pictures Canada announced that fans can participate to win a ride to the premiere by scanning movie-labeled QR codes at GameStop Canada locations and various other businesses in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. The codes will also be projected on buildings in downtown Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary.

The competition runs until December 5, but fans across the country can still scan the QR codes until December 20 for a chance to score passes to see The Matrix Resurrection and IMAX.

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