Take this with a red-pill-sized grain of salt, but Latino-Review is reporting that Andy and Lana Wachowski are heading back down the rabbit hole to write a new Matrix trilogy. As Neo would say, “Whoa.”
The report claims the writer/director siblings have “started the writing process with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio.” That studio is Warner Bros., the company responsible for the original trilogy, which consisted of 1999’s The Matrix and 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. I’m a little skeptical of this report, but it’s hard to argue when you approach it from a financial standpoint: The Wachowskis haven’t had a big hit for the studio since the original trilogy, and everything from Speed Racer to Cloud Atlas has been a financial disappointment (though I personally love both of those films). With Marvel steamrolling through the box office, a new batch of Star Wars films in the works, and James Cameron prepping three Avatar sequels, it’d be nice for WB to have an equally competitive franchise to battle with its rivals. (Let’s face it – even though Batman vs. Superman is happening, DC hasn’t exactly been quick on the draw when it comes to developing movies from its roster.)
Latino-Review says the studio will be making a push to have the new trilogy ready to go in 2017, and they go out of their way to talk about how we’ll hear nothing but denials from official sources. They also say that one of the early outlines was about the birth of the Matrix, so the films could be prequels (which would eliminate the need to bring the original cast back), but they caution that the story is still very much in the early stages and is extremely fluid right now. LR has a pretty good track record of breaking scoops, but this one sounds a little shaky to me. Still, the reason I even bring it up is because I never thought we’d see more Star Wars movies after the prequels, and here we are, a year and a half away from a new live-action trilogy starter. In a Hollywood landscape in which studios are desperate for profits and loving the trend of capitalizing on name recognition, pretty much anything is possible.
Do you want to see a new Matrix trilogy? If it happens, would you like to see more from Neo and the gang, or be introduced to a whole new crew? Let us know below!
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