Matrix 5 and 6 release date, trailer, plot, cast for Wachowski’s next sequel
Will Neo and Trinity Return for Matrix 5? And 6? Here’s everything we know (or think we know) about a Resurrections follow-up, from its possible release date and trailer to its cast, plot, etc.
Warning! Spoilers for The matrix Resurrections are below.
Will there be a Matrix 5 (and 6)?
The survey says … no answer! Let’s put that aside for now, just because we have a fourth Matrix movie doesn’t mean that more sequels are confirmed. Neither Warner Bros. nor writer / director Lana Wachowski said anything to suggest Matrix 5 is on its way – not to mention a whole new trilogy.
Then again, they didn’t say that wouldn’t happen either. Depending on how Matrix resurrections performs (both at the box office and on HBO Max), it’s possible that Warner will give the green light to more movies.
But getting Lana Wachowski back could prove to be more difficult. The director (half of the team behind the original trilogy) made it clear that she made Matrix resurrections for very personal reasons. So convince her to do Matrix 5 won’t be as easy as writing a check.
“It wasn’t planned,” Wachowski said IGN at the movie premiere. “It was not orchestrated in any way. Something happened in my life that I needed to deal with and grieve. And I really needed to have all these people around me who knew my parents.
“Something happened in my life that I needed to deal with and grieve.”
The director further clarified her statements in an interview with The Hollywood reporter:
“When mom and dad passed away, I went to [Lilly Wachowski] and said, ‘Look, this idea came to me. I can see this is about me working with my grief, and I was like, do you want to work on this together? … That’s what grief does. Grieving takes us in different directions, and you can see that there is a lot of mom and dad in [Lilly Wachoswki’s TV series] Work in progress. She does something similar, but not the same. I wanted to go back and feel this thing again, and she wanted to go and do this something else.
In other words, Matrix resurrections is a deeply personal film – not the backdoor to a money-making trilogy. That said, Lana Wachowski hasn’t ruled out another sequel either. So at least there is hope.
What is the Matrix 5 release date?
Based on all of the above, it is far too early to speculate on a release date. If a movie happens and production begins immediately, we might see Matrix 5 in theaters in about two years. Mark your calendars now for December 2023.
On the positive side, if due to an incredible twist of fate, Warner and Wachowski agree to do a whole new trilogy, the wait between Matrix 5 and Matrix 6 may not be very long. Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions turned back to back and exited within six months of each other. We could see the same thing happening again with this new trilogy.
Is there a trailer for the Matrix 5?
No. Expect to wait a very long time to get one (if this ever happens). In the meantime, you can still watch all four Matrix movies (and The facilitator) on HBO Max.
What is the plot of Matrix 5?
Well, assuming the movie does happen, anything seems possible. However, the end of Resurrections sets up a few possible paths forward.
The film ends with Neo and Trinity reunited to defeat The Analyst (Neil Patrick Harris), an evil AI who resurrected them after Revolutions and used their love to fuel his new and more brutal The Matrix. With the help of Agent Smith (renamed Jonathan Groff), Neo and Trinity are able to take control of this new Matrix. The film ends with them vowing to reshape it into a better world.
It’s a happy ending, but will it last? Like Resurrections reveals, the peace Neo negotiated between people and machines in the original trilogy only lasted until the robots ran out of power. Now that their new source of energy is gone, it’s probably only a matter of time before the robots come up with a new plan to subjugate humanity. We might even see a full Sentinel invasion of IO, the new free human city of Resurrections governed by Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith), where humans, robots and programs live in harmony.
Smith is also apparently at large at the end of Resurrections. Will he come back in Matrix 5? And if so, will he be a villain or an ally?
Could Matrix 5 be a video game?
The Wachowskis are known to be fans of video games. They worked directly on the Reloaded link title Enter the matrix with The online matrix, an online multiplayer game released as a sequel to Revolutions. Meanwhile, Epic Games just released The matrix awakens, an interactive demo designed to show off the potential of the company’s new Unreal 5 game engine.
When asked IGN if she was considering making a new video game, Lana Wachowski responded enthusiastically: “Unreal Engine is here! She then clarified that it depended more on the people involved than on the technology and money she had. “If the right people would come in and say, let’s do something together, I would probably say hell, but I do things for people.
“Unreal Engine is here! “
A sequel to Matrix resurrections in video game form also makes a lot of sense given the premise of the movie. The film opens with Neo returning to The Matrix where he’s been conditioned to believe he’s an award-winning video game developer behind the groundbreaking Matrix game trilogy while working on a new delayed title called Binary.
What if instead of a regular sequel, Wachowski had just come out Binary to the real world? In The Matrix, stranger things happened.
Matrix resurrections is in theaters now and HBO Max.