Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne reunited on screen in the recent John Wick: Chapter 2, but could they get together for maybe a long-awaited fourth Matrix film?
If you ask Reeves – like Yahoo Movies did – you get a kind-of wishy-washy somewhat unclear … maybe.
“The Wachowskis would have to be involved. They would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is. But yeah, I don’t know. That’d be weird, but why not?”
Hopefully Reeves doesn’t come off too over-eager …
The Matrix trilogy ended in 2003 with, spoiler alert, the death of Reeves’ Neo. But even the actor admits such a conclusion isn’t really much of a conclusion.
“People die, stories don’t. People in stories don’t.”
The trilogy made $1.6 billion globally, led by the second film – The Matrix Reloaded – which earned $738.6 million, or a tad under $1 billion when adjusted for inflation. It was ranked fourth domestically, and third worldwide, but also led to a massive decline in the third installment that was released six months later.
In fact, it’s not clear how receptive Warner Bros. might be to a continuation.
Not only did The Matrix Revolutions earn half the box office Reloaded did domestically, but the Wachowskis have been without a major box office hit for a while.
Their most recent film, Jupiter Ascending, earned just under $182 million globally in 2015. Before that, Cloud Atlas pulled in $130.7 million. That’s $313 million in box office receipts for films that cost more than $278 million combined.
Yet, it’s not all bad news for the Wachowskis. Their Netflix series, Sense8, continues to be a success, with the second season due to drop in May.
And we can’t forget – this is the Wachowskis, and we are talking about the Matrix. Both maintain a considerable fan following some 14 years after the last movie was released, and with John Wick: Chapter 2 killing it at the box office ($90.5 million in less than two weeks already), who’s to say such a project isn’t possible?
But forget Warner Bros. for now. It seems Reeves is the one who needs the convincing.
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