In exciting news for fans of The Matrix, a brand new film could be coming sooner than expected. According to reports, Warner Bros is prepping a brand new entry in the sci-fi series that will be directed by the Wachowskis once again. If these reports are to be believed, Keanu Reeves will be replaced as lead by Black Panther actor Michael B Jordan. The new Matrix film – which is expected to be written by Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk) – may be going into production as early as 2020.
Rumours surrounding a new Matrix film began swirling when John Wickdirector Chad Stahelski let slip that the Wachowskis were planning a fourth film, although his comments were later claimed to be “hypothetical”.
Reeves wasn’t the first choice to play Neo in the Matrix trilogy, which ended with The Matrix Revolutions in 2003: Will Smith was approached for the role and recently revealed why he turned it down.
Reeves can currently be heard voicing Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4, a character that first appeared as a blink-and-you-miss-it Easter egg in one of Pixar’s previous films.