Out of the blue, Warner Bros have dropped a 2nd look at the upcoming “The Matrix Resurrections” movie which is set to hit Australian cinemas on Boxing Day, and the new trailer is more mysterious then ever! Wasnt that long ago, we got a first look at the upcoming movie
The new trailer’s action bounces between the digital world of the Matrix and the post-apocalyptic world outside of it, intermixed with clips from the first three Matrix movies. And while it’s not very clear what’s actually going on, it seems that a main focus of the film will be Neo working to reunite with Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) — something that will presumably be difficult, given that both characters appeared to die at the end of 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions.
In an interesting juxtaposition to the Revolutions’ finale, this brink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment from the “Deja Vu” trailer seemingly confirms the continuation of The Matrix Online’s lore. So what does that mean?
Well, the ceasefire/treaty brokered by Neo and depicted in The Matrix Online allows the following:
- Red Pills (humans) can free the minds of those looking to leave the simulation, with no interference from machines.
- Agents are put into place to safeguard the simulation from potential destabilization.
- Zion remains unharmed by the Machines, as do any human-controlled hovercraft ships
But what does this mean for the narrative of Matrix Resurrections? Rumors of Neo’s survival were spread by a Morpheus Simulacrum (a digitized version of Morpheus, created by The General, a rogue Sentinel who refused to recognize the treaty). Urging all humans to believe Neo could be freed from machine captivity, he also foretold of a second conflict. Humans would need to prepare for the chaos to arrive.
Could the new “Morpheus” be a warning signal from The General? If so, we do know the real-world manifestation of Neo will be rescued by a new crew. Perhaps this is a crew headed up by Niobe, and if it is, Neo’s reinsertion to the simulation willingly sparks even more curiosity. It’ll be interesting to see how Neo’s reappearance affects civilization among the Zionites.
What do you think of the new trailer? This one has me excited to see whats in store.
The Matrix Resurrections is out in Australia on the 26th December 2021