#1 Edited by TazzMission (5199 posts) - - Show Bio

i didnt even bother with the 3rd one ( luckly i didnt see it)

Considering the age we live in – where Hollywood seems desperate to remake any good idea they’ve had in the past – a revisit to the Matrix seems inevitable. The Wachowskis had an irreversible impact on the industry with their 1999 film, The Matrix. It significantly changed what we’ve come to expect of visual effects and action sequences, and produced the technology that allowed those ground-breaking advancements to be commonplace today.

The two sequels that followed – The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions – were less well-received and paled in comparison to the first film’s imagination and execution. Still, fans have been eager for a return to the innovative though deceiving future laid out in The Matrix – so much so that when a fake report claiming the Wachowskis were hard at work on a Matrix 4 & 5 went viral, just about everyone gobbled it up.

And here we are today, with what could very likely be a case of déjà vu (that or someone’s been tampering with the Matrix). Latino Review has posted an exclusive report claiming the Wachowskis have already turned in to Warner Bros. “early treatments and outlines” for a new Matrix trilogy.

Their proof? Nothing more than the Wachowskis long history with Warner Bros. and how both they and the studio are desperate for another big hit. Since The Matrix Trilogy fizzled out with Revolutions, the Wachowskis haven’t yet scored another box office smash. (See Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas.) Their latest effort, Jupiter Ascending, looks promising, but it better perform well beyond expectations if there’s any hope of it recouping its $200 million budget.

As for Warner Bros., since the studio ended its partnership with Legendary Pictures and lost the Terminator franchise rights, their future hinges entirely on the success of their DC Comics’ properties - specifically, the Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman. Since it’s generally accepted to be a bad idea to put all your eggs in one basket, Warner Bros. must surely be eager to have at least one more bankable franchise.

the matrix 4 5 keanu reeves neo Rumor Patrol: New Matrix Trilogy in Development

With nothing more than LR‘s purely circumstantial evidence, coming to the conclusion a new Matrix trilogy is on the way does seem a little farfetched. Then again, LR touts past examples where rumors that were initially denied eventually came true: Star Trek Into Darkness and Khan, more Star Wars films, Independence Day sequels, etc. Will this be what happens with these rumors the Wachowskis are developing another Matrix trilogy?

Only time will tell, but were another Matrix trilogy to come down the line it’s hard to know whether it’d be a continuation or a true reboot. Not that anything concerning the Matrix has ever been clear, but considering how the original Matrix trilogy left some doors open – with The Architect suggesting Neo wasn’t the first or only “One” – there’s plenty of potential for further exploration. (For example, these rumored new Matrix films could examine the story behind the birth of the Matrix.)

What are you thinking? Is a new Matrix trilogy something Warner Bros. should be interested in? Do you think this new rumor is anything more than hot air? Let us know in the comments below!

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http://screenrant.com/matrix-4-5-6-trilogy/

#2 Edited by King Saturn (225699 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually would not mine seeing a new trilogy... perhaps there is a lot more to the Matrix than we have discovered so far. Also, I would like to explore the idea of Neo coming back... perhaps as the Resurrected Messiah of Zion or something.

#3 Edited by nerdork (4039 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm, so the peace didn't last as long as they hoped, huh?

...that's what's they get for brokering a deal with machines.

#4 Edited by AweSam (7390 posts) - - Show Bio

@nerdork said:

Hmmm, so the peace didn't last as long as they hoped, huh?

Humans probably got lazy again and made more machines.

#5 Edited by Orician_Seis (491 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm fine with this

#6 Edited by nerdork (4039 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Edited by myerlanski (1415 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm down.

#8 Edited by Kal'smahboi (3579 posts) - - Show Bio

Idk, I think I'd rather the Wachowskis explore more ideas and make new movies. If they can do that with new Matrix movies, go ahead, but I don't want to see a rehashing of the old themes and characters. I absolutely loved Cloud Atlas. I'm not so sure about this new one coming out, but you bet your butt I'm going to see it, because I have great faith in their creative skill.

#9 Edited by nerdork (4039 posts) - - Show Bio

@orician_seis: me too, I'm just being incredulous for fun. I love sci-fi.

#10 Posted by Orician_Seis (491 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't know they made Cloud Atlas... That's a shame. I personally couldn't even get through it. It was just.... Boring.

#11 Edited by RogueShadow (12522 posts) - - Show Bio

Morpheus: Is this real?

No Morpheus, it isn't.

#12 Posted by Wolverine08 (45974 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh.

#13 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18884 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh...I could really do without this.....

#14 Edited by SHAZAM117 (4307 posts) - - Show Bio

Please no.

Instead of dumping hundreds of millions of dollars into new Matrix films, Warners needs to crack open that treasure chest of DC characters and stories they're just sitting on. This is money that could be going towards developing WW, Aquaman, Flash or Cap Marvel/Shazam film(s).

*smh*

This is why imo DC needs to be free of Warners. It's a shame the studio that owns them has ZERO confidence in them and their characters

#15 Posted by Jayc1324 (14119 posts) - - Show Bio

I need to watch the first three first

#16 Posted by SHAZAM117 (4307 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324: All you need to watch is the 1st one, trust me

#17 Posted by Jayc1324 (14119 posts) - - Show Bio

@shazam117: good to know. I barely want to watch the first one anyway

#18 Edited by SHAZAM117 (4307 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324: Reloaded and Revolutions both have their own entertaining moments, but are pretty forgetful. The first film is a sci-fi classic and must watch if you haven't seen it.

#19 Posted by Chibi_cute (4665 posts) - - Show Bio

Warner bros still have pacific rim.

Even though it bombed at first a sequel could be a blockbuster since word of mouth pushed this film.

#20 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (12997 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

#21 Posted by Eisenfauste (9245 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324: Depends what your into, 2nd one had awesome action and a legitimate storyline.

#22 Posted by swordmasterD (2438 posts) - - Show Bio

The first Matrix was epic if they screw this up forgiven is something they will never be

#23 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (21231 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. Count me in.

#24 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (36151 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm the Matrix was fully a product of it's time, nobody is really in to cyberpunk and hackers these days so it wont have that big of an impact anymore.

#25 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (21231 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm the Matrix was fully a product of it's time, nobody is really in to cyberpunk and hackers these days so it wont have that big of an impact anymore.

believe, johnny, believe.

#26 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (24308 posts) - - Show Bio

I've heard about they planning this for years now... I don't know, the two last movies were not very good (to say the least) and the MMO had an abrupt ending...

Hmm the Matrix was fully a product of it's time, nobody is really in to cyberpunk and hackers these days so it wont have that big of an impact anymore.

Heh, nobody is crazy about it anymore, but its not dead yet... At least when Watch_Dogs is released :V

#27 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (36151 posts) - - Show Bio

I've heard about they planning this for years now... I don't know, the two last movies were not very good (to say the least) and the MMO had an abrupt ending...

@jonny_anonymous said:

Hmm the Matrix was fully a product of it's time, nobody is really in to cyberpunk and hackers these days so it wont have that big of an impact anymore.

Heh, nobody is crazy about it anymore, but its not dead yet... At least when Watch_Dogs is released :V

I'm more looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077 my self

#28 Posted by TazzMission (5199 posts) - - Show Bio

@dragonborn_ct said:

I've heard about they planning this for years now... I don't know, the two last movies were not very good (to say the least) and the MMO had an abrupt ending...

@jonny_anonymous said:

Hmm the Matrix was fully a product of it's time, nobody is really in to cyberpunk and hackers these days so it wont have that big of an impact anymore.

Heh, nobody is crazy about it anymore, but its not dead yet... At least when Watch_Dogs is released :V

I'm more looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077 my self

i never read the books but a lot of people rave about it. the trailer was sexy

#29 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6361 posts) - - Show Bio

I love all the Matrix movies, even Revolutions, despite Keanu Reeves poor acting and Neo never really developing until the 3rd one. Excited for the new trilogy!

#30 Posted by Farkam (5371 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol. No thanks.

#31 Edited by wildcats25 (230 posts) - - Show Bio

My only suggestion to the Wachowskis ( I realize I may get some heat for this), remake/reboot/reimage 1984's "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension".

As interesting as "Jupiter Ascending" may be, I'd rather see a Banzai remake.

#32 Posted by Illuminatus (9489 posts) - - Show Bio

Warner bros still have pacific rim.

Even though it bombed at first a sequel could be a blockbuster since word of mouth pushed this film.

What are you talking about? It was a massive hit in the foreign markets, particularly Japan and Asia.

#33 Posted by MonsterStomp (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. Count me in.

Agreed. I'd ditch a new DC film for Matrix any time of the day.

#34 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7045 posts) - - Show Bio

If people want cyber punk watch the series and movies of Ghost in the Shell. That show heavily influenced the Wachowskis brothers to make the Matrix.

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#35 Posted by goobot (520 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see a Pre-sequal maybe working.

#36 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (21231 posts) - - Show Bio

@goobot said:

I can see a Pre-sequal maybe working.

didn't they say there were other 'the one's before? that'd be cool to watch..

#37 Posted by MonsterStomp (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

@princearagorn1: They did. Neo wasn't the only one with the Prime Code. There were ones before him. But didn't Neo save the war? It'd suck if he died for nothing. Unless he comes back. But then he's all old. Lol.

#38 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (21231 posts) - - Show Bio

@princearagorn1: They did. Neo wasn't the only one with the Prime Code. There were ones before him. But didn't Neo save the war? It'd suck if he died for nothing. Unless he comes back. But then he's all old. Lol.

So.. neo should either come back to fight the source or something, or we should get to see a previous 'one'. How the old zion fell etc.

#39 Posted by MonsterStomp (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

@princearagorn1: How is Keanu physically? I never saw 47 Ronin or Man of Tai Chi.

#40 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (21231 posts) - - Show Bio

@princearagorn1: How is Keanu physically? I never saw 47 Ronin or Man of Tai Chi.

no idea.. I haven't seen them either..

#41 Posted by Chibi_cute (4665 posts) - - Show Bio

@chibi_cute said:

Warner bros still have pacific rim.

Even though it bombed at first a sequel could be a blockbuster since word of mouth pushed this film.

What are you talking about? It was a massive hit in the foreign markets, particularly Japan and Asia.

It only made 100 million in the us. and it bombed in japan.. but it was a massive hit in china and southeast asia.. the total profit the movie made is still not enough to warrant a sequel.

#42 Edited by Illuminatus (9489 posts) - - Show Bio

@chibi_cute said:

@illuminatus said:

@chibi_cute said:

Warner bros still have pacific rim.

Even though it bombed at first a sequel could be a blockbuster since word of mouth pushed this film.

What are you talking about? It was a massive hit in the foreign markets, particularly Japan and Asia.

It only made 100 million in the us. and it bombed in japan.. but it was a massive hit in china and southeast asia.. the total profit the movie made is still not enough to warrant a sequel.

Del Toro has come out numerous times, stating that he is already writing the sequel.

When a $190 million budgeted film makes over twice that in renevue, it will get a sequel, regardless of a lack of strong performance in North America. This isn't the 70's, where a film can only do well in Europe and North America.

#43 Edited by Starbrander (151 posts) - - Show Bio

@chibi_cute said:

Warner bros still have pacific rim.

Even though it bombed at first a sequel could be a blockbuster since word of mouth pushed this film.

Bombed?

Budget$190 million
Box office$411 million

That's a pretty good haul. As long as you double your budget, you're sitting pretty good.

Compare to the first Captain America:

Budget$140 million
Box office$370,569,774

Compared to the first Thor:

Budget$150 million
Box office$449,326,618

Pacific Rim did pretty well.

#44 Posted by Eisenfauste (9245 posts) - - Show Bio

I would be down to see more matrix I thought the first three were cool.

#45 Posted by Chibi_cute (4665 posts) - - Show Bio

@chibi_cute said:

@illuminatus said:

@chibi_cute said:

Warner bros still have pacific rim.

Even though it bombed at first a sequel could be a blockbuster since word of mouth pushed this film.

What are you talking about? It was a massive hit in the foreign markets, particularly Japan and Asia.

It only made 100 million in the us. and it bombed in japan.. but it was a massive hit in china and southeast asia.. the total profit the movie made is still not enough to warrant a sequel.

Del Toro has come out numerous times, stating that he is already writing the sequel.

When a $190 million budgeted film makes over twice that in renevue, it will get a sequel, regardless of a lack of strong performance in North America. This isn't the 70's, where a film can only do well in Europe and North America.

Yes he is already writing the sequel.. but it is not yet green lit.. and i don't if any studio would bite it off and give del toro another 200 million dollars. since legendary and warner bros are parting their ways.. Universal studios could maybe warrant a sequel but less budget than the original.

#46 Posted by Chibi_cute (4665 posts) - - Show Bio

@chibi_cute said:

Warner bros still have pacific rim.

Even though it bombed at first a sequel could be a blockbuster since word of mouth pushed this film.

Bombed?

Budget$190 million
Box office$411 million

That's a pretty good haul. As long as you double your budget, you're sitting pretty good.

Compare to the first Captain America:

Budget$140 million
Box office$370,569,774

Compared to the first Thor:

Budget$150 million
Box office$449,326,618

Pacific Rim did pretty well.

thinking that studios keep all the money made at the box office. With marketing costs and production budget, Pacific Rim would need to make at least $600 million just to break even. It would have to make an additional $100 million to be profitable enough to consider making a sequel.

#47 Posted by laflux (17582 posts) - - Show Bio