Another Matrix For Keanu Reeves? Yeah, Um, Maybe

By February 21, 2017

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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Michael Hinman

Michael Hinman

Managing Editor at GeekNation
Michael began what has become nearly 19 years of entertainment reporting as the founder of SyFy Portal, which would become Airlock Alpha after he sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal. He's based out of New York City where he is the editor of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in the Bronx.