Lana Wachowski is set to return to write and direct the film in the franchise, and Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity respectively in Matrix 4, according to Variety.
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of The Matrix.
There’s no word yet if Lana’s sister, Lilly Wachowski, will be involved in the project Matrix 4, but in a statement to Variety, her sister’s contributions were still top of mind. “Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” Wachowski told Variety.
News broke in March 2017 that Warner Bros. was eyeing a “Matrix” reboot with Michael B. Jordan in contention for the leading role. That project appears to now no longer be in the offing.
The first “Matrix” film hit theaters in the spring of 1999 and was a critical and commercial hit. It spawned two sequels, 2003’s “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions.” In all, the three films made more than $1.6 billion at the global box office.