In Hollywood, no character stays dead forever. This explains the news published on Tuesday by Warner Bros.repeating respectively the roles of Neo and Trinity under the direction of Lana Wachowski, the creator – together with sister Lilly – of the original 1999 saga.
Warner didn't reveal the story Matrix 4 (still without the final title), whose screenplay has already been written by Lana Wachowski along with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell (author of the novel Cloud Atlas, adapted to the cinema in 2012 by the sisters Wachowski and Tom Tykwer).
What could your story be like? Two figures serve as a clue: the actor tries to play the young Morpheus, a character that Laurence Fishburne played in the trilogy, suggesting that it could be a prequel. But if so, how do you explain Reeves and Moss's choice, given that their characters (Neo and Trinity) were killed in The Matrix Revolutions (2003)?
In the case of Neo, the final scenes The Matrix Revolutions They suggest that the character exists on a different plane. In the last shot of this movie, Sati (Tanveer K. Atwal), an Indian girl who protects the Oracle (Mary Alice), creates the dawn in the Matrix program, and then reveals that it is for Neo. "How nice. I know he'll love him, ”says the Oracle. "Will we see it again?" Asks Sati. "I suspect so. One day, "says the Oracle.
This is confirmation that Neo can come back. The Wachowski sisters also sowed seeds that the truce between machines and people could be broken. "How long do you think this room will last?" The architect (Helmut Bakaitis) asks the Oracle The Matrix Revolutions. The outbreak of a new war between people and machines is the perfect place for the fourth film.
The last movie in the saga The Matrix Revolutions, ends with peace between machines and people. Neo (Reeves) defeats Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), who posed a threat to machines because he replicated like a virus in the entire Matrix program. Neo defeats Smith but dies. By their sacrifice, the machines agree not to destroy Zion, the last city in the real world, and to allow any man who wants to leave the Matrix.
The main question regarding Matrix 4 is if it will be a continuation The Matrix Revolutions, prequel (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace) or restart it restarts the story with new characters that have the same structure as the original trilogy (with what Disney did Star Wars in The Force Awakens).
Theory 1: Social networks are the new Matrix
Lana Wachowskito the saga with the following comment: "Many of the ideas that Lilly (Wachowski) and I analyzed 20 years ago about our reality are more current today."
In Reddit, the daydreamtrex user raised the theory that social networks and Netflix are the new Matrix. In line with this assumption, the machines introduced an update to the Matrix program, which transformed popular culture and technology into virtual reality, so that people prefer to stay in the Matrix.
Human machine associates, at the head of large technology companies, were recruited "to provide the machinery nation with psychological advantage," in exchange for wealth and a privileged status in society. "Neo is still alive and is in the oldest part of the Matrix. Morpheus, or one of his close allies, is being recruited by a new generation of hackers and rebels to bring him back, "sums up the user.
Theory 2: Restart in the style of "Star Wars"
Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 for USD 4,050 million and the first film Star Wars He produced the Awakening of Power (2015). His formula was to appeal to nostalgia: he introduced new heroes, robots and planets, but by copying the structure of the original 1977 film: Rey, a naive girl on a desert planet, discovers that she is sensitive to the Force, recalling a story from Luke Skywalker; The empire no longer exists, but a power that resembles him very much (First Row), which even has Stormtroopers and a villain who uses a black mask and lightsaber (Kylo Ren), reminiscent of Darth Vader.
Other franchises have copied this formula to revive at the box office, but without success: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Terminator: Genisys (2015). Warner can try it this way if you want to start a new trilogy, just like Disney Star Wars.
Under this program Matrix 4 I would introduce new characters who want to leave the Matrix program and help me discover reality outside this virtual environment thanks to the efforts of two mentors, Neo and Trinity, whose consciousness has survived online. In the new war between people and machines there must be a new one … and Neo will be responsible for training him to defeat the machines.
Simply put, remember Matrix from 1999, but with new young characters who can lead the series in the new trilogy. Eventually The Matrix Revolutions has an uncertain quote of 35 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes website, which shows that fans of the series were unhappy with the end of the original trilogy.
Theory 3: This is a prequel
The fact that Warner Bros. looking for actors to play young Morpheus, points to the prequel. If it's a story that will happen before the events Matrix (1999), with a hypothetical case of a young Morpheus who just woke up in a post-apocalyptic reality outside the Matrix program, so what do Neo and Trinity paint? His translators, Reeves and Moss, are now over 50 years old.
Maybe time works differently in virtual reality and Matrix 4 discover, a resource successfully used by the movie (2019). Or maybe the machines created different universes (multiverses) in which the minds of enslaved people within the Matrix program can choose their virtual life, making their submission more bearable.
If the fans manage to survive the complicated explanation of the Architect in the Matrix of Reactivation (2003), it can be safely said that any justification for young Morpheus will be acceptable.
In May 2019, the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the film Matrix, so the movie will return to selected cinemas on the AMC network from August 30.