Get ready: The Matrix is going to have you all over again. For a while now, we’ve known that Lana Wachowski was returning to the sci-fi saga she helped bring to the big screen, with the likes of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning too. We recently learned that it’ll officially be called The Matrix Resurrections. And now, we have our very first glimpses at this mysterious, mythical, all-new Matrix movie courtesy of some interactive teasers, which can be found on the revamped website: whatisthematrix.com. Head to the site, and you’ll be confronted with a red pill and a blue pill. Select either one of them, and you’ll get some brief flashes of the new film, along with some important info: the full trailer is dropping this Thursday.
So, what do we see in those teasers? The footage changes with each viewing, so be sure to check them several times – but from multiple watches, here are some things that Empire snapped, and some thoughts on what we’re seeing.
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Neo and Trinity reunited in a sun-dappled room.
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Neo walking down a neon-lit street in the Matrix, coat blowing in the breeze. (Note the coffee shop name gag – ‘Simulatte’)
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The classic red pill or blue pill choice.
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Rage against the machines. Or, machines raging against the people.
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Jonathan Groff looking sinister, but finding himself on the receiving end of that awful mouth-flesh treatment. Maybe he’s not as evil as he looks?
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Neo using The Matrix equivalent of The Force while riding a motorbike.
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Trinity returning with her signature wall-run move.
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character poking a liquid mirror.
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Neo preparing to throw down. (Note: he knows kung-fu)
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character taking a good look at himself. That condensation neatly echoes the look of the green Matrix code.
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Neo being beaten up in a familiar-looking environment.
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Something strange happening with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character – is he a machine? Could he be Morpheus reborn?
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Jessica Yu Li Henwick’s character taking aim.
There are plenty of familiar echoes there, then – shots recreated particularly from the first film, shiny pills, gooey mirrors, and gravity-defying stunts. And, depending on which version you see, there are some returning shots of Neo and Trinity too – sure to get fans of the original trilogy very excited. Plus we have some glimpses of our new cast members, including Jessica Yu Li Henwick, Jonathan Groff, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – whose character (could he, as rumoured, be connected to Morpheus in some way?) has some very interesting stuff going on, by the looks of things.
Either way, expect more answers – or, at least, plenty more questions – when the full trailer for The Matrix Resurrections arrives later this week. For now, we can’t wait to jack into the Matrix once more.