Warner Bros. is reportedly in talks to reboot The Matrix

Lawrence Kim
March 26, 2017

The original "Matrix" movies star Keanu Reeves as Neo, who is a computer programmer and, once he encounters Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and his crew, discovers that the world he is living in is not what he thought it was. For this potential reboot, one of the movie's lead characters will reportedly take its cue from actor Michael B. Jordan. The directors and writers of the original trilogy, the Wachowski siblings, are said to not be involved with the project. He apparently approached the studio with a concept for digging new stories out of the universe created by the Wachowskis a la recent and upcoming installments in the Star Wars fictional universe such as Rogue One and the Young Han Solo film, which is now in production. According to the report, Warners would like "at minimum" to get the blessing of the Wachowskis before moving forward, if not more.

Trending on social media early this morning, the news has caused a lot of excitement among fans of the franchise, as well as significant consternation among those people who for some reason dislike Keanu Reeves. Carrie-Ann Moss and Hugo Weaving co-star. Two sequels, "Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions", didn't live up to the hype of the first movie, but still made major bank at the box office. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", another refashioned '90s fairy tale (albeit one with fewer sunglasses), is expected to open with more than $130 million in ticket sales this weekend and may ultimately gross $1 billion worldwide. A report claims that Warner Bros.is planning to relaunch The Matrix and that it is in early stages of development at the moment. Warner Bros.' plans are still a long way from fruition, so it'll be some time before we learn whether this will be a Chronicle or a Fantastic Four. A team of rebels with the ability to enter and exit the Matrix find Neo in order to wake him from his dream, and he spends the rest of his time in The Matrix trilogy leading them in their war with the robots.

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