Keanu Reeves has revealed that the filming of Matrix Resurrections was a very different experience than previous Matrix films, with very little rehearsal involved.
During an interview with Weekly entertainment, the 57-year-old Matrix resurrections star compared the original Matrix trilogy for the upcoming movie.
“[Wachowski was] more behind the scenes, “but” still practical, “he said of the original films. But with resurrections,”[she was] participates more with the movement of the camera and is more interested in doing than practicing. “
He admitted that while recording Matrix Resurrections, they “hardly practiced, if at all.”
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Matrix Resurrections sees Keanu Reeves return as Thomas ‘Neo’ Anderson – the techno messiah from the original Matrix trilogy, who looks a little worse this time around.
“In a world with two realities – everyday life and what lies behind it – Thomas Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit again,” it reads. the official synopsis. “Election, even if it is an illusion, is still the only way in or out of the Matrix that is stronger, safer and more dangerous than ever before.”
The Matrix certainly feels very different in its current iteration, with Morpheus (famously played by Laurence Fishburne) now played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, while other original characters like Trinity and Niobe see the return of their original actors.
This has led some to speculate that the Morpheus we see in teasers is actually a new version of the iconic character – rebuilt by the machines.
But despite an impressive trailer, little else is known about Matrix Resurrections.
Director Lana Wachowski is keen to keep it that way, saying only that “the power of technology to capture or limit our subjective reality” plays an “important part of the new narrative” in the upcoming film.
“Art is a mirror,” Wachowski said. “Most people will prefer to look at the surface, but there will be people like me who enjoy what hides behind the glass. I made this movie for them.”
Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and HBO Max on December 22, 2021.
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