Keanu Reeves, 'The Matrix Resurrections' Producer Say There Are No Plans for Fifth Movie

Mild spoilers ahead

BY Allie GregoryPublished Dec 28, 2021

Warning: this article contains spoilers for The Matrix Resurrections.

The long-awaited fourth instalment of the Wachowskis' Matrix franchise, Resurrections, landed in theatres last week, and ever since, fans have been speculating about whether the open-ended final moments of the film means the possibility of another trilogy to come. Unfortunately, that ending may have been a fakeout after all, since franchise star Keanu Reeves and producer James McTeigue had essentially put those rumours to bed.

Speaking with Empire Magazine [via Geo News], Reeves cast doubts on the possibility of a fifth Matrix. When asked if director Lana Wachowski had plans to revisit the franchise, he said, "I don't believe so. If I had to cast a ballot — no, not a ballot, a vote — I would say that Lana would not do another Matrix."

However, as co-star Carrie-Annie Moss pointed out in the same interview: "We thought that about this one too."

Reeves added: "If [Wachowski] invites us again — I'm sorry, I spoke for you again! If she invites me again, I'm in."

McTeigue was less optimistic about the prospects of a Matrix 5 in a recent interview with Collider:

Look, for us, I think, at the moment, it's just the movie you've seen. We've got no prequel in mind. We've got no sequel in mind. We've got no further trilogy. But 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.

He continued: "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."

While fans have rejoiced at seeing Reeves and Moss reunite onscreen in the fourth Matrix following its release on December 22, the latest installment has been met with generally unfavourable reviews, so it's not very surprising that there aren't plans to continue with the franchise. Read Exclaim!'s review of The Matrix Resurrections here.

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