Are You Ready for a Neo-Free Matrix Movie?

Neo in the Matrix
There is likely to be no Neo in any future Matrix films, and that’s probably a good thing.

While the idea is still “in development” and so stands a good chance of never happening, Zak Penn (writer on Ready Player One, The Avengers, X-Men: Last Standreally wants to write some new Matrix movies.

Zak says:

“That’s a franchise I desperately want to see brought back and, I can’t go in to too much detail, but I’ve been harassing Warner Bros. for years to try to get it going again so that’s one thing I’m working on, and I’ve been working on a bunch of other things too.”

Which, translated from Hollywood-speak, means: “Don’t hold your breath.”

It Won’t Be a Reboot or a Remake or Probably Ever Actually a Movie

Morpheous from The Matrix
A future Matrix movie may deal with a young Morpheus. But who will play the Oracle that sets him on his quest?

Penn says his Matrix movie wouldn’t be a reboot or a remake. Rather, it would take place in the universe of The Matrix, and likely be a sequel or a prequel to the original trilogy. One strong possibility appears to be a Morpheus prequel, with Michael B. Jordan being floated as taking on the role of young Morpheus.

But nobody has confirmed or committed to anything yet. Again, don’t hold your breath.

Any Prequel to The Matrix Trilogy Should Heavily Feature Monica Bellucci

The Merovingian and Persephone in The Matrix Reloaded Revolutions
I say bring back the Merovingian and Persephone from The Matrix sequels because I was more interested in learning more about those characters than just about anything else in those films.

While nobody asked me, if I was doing a prequel to The Matrix trilogy, I’d make it about Persephone (Monica Bellucci) and the Merovingian (Lambert Wilson) and maybe bring in The Architect (Helmut Bakaitis) and never leave The Matrix and never talk about Zion. At least not in the first new movie. I’d also bring back the original actors and digitally de-age them as necessary, because why not?

Matrix 4 Ready for Download There Is a Spoon
The Matrix 4: Ready for Download is coming, and this time, there totally IS a spoon!

Alas, the whole idea is in its infancy, and infant-projects have a hard time growing up into adult movies in Hollywood. Even if they do, they are more likely to be spoiled, entitled brats instead of mature, well-rounded films.

Monica Belluci is Hot in the Matrix Movies
Seriously, bring back Monica Bellucci, de-age her if necessary, and make more Matrix films just about her. It would be awesome.

Still, I try to remain optimistic. I loved the Matrix films, with only Matrix: Revolutions being a mild disappointment to me. I would definitely be open to seeing more stories set in that universe.

Especially if it includes Monica Bellucci. Just sayin’.

I could pretty much watch a Matrix movie of nothing but Persephone. So make it happen, Zak Penn!

End of line.

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