Warner Bros. Is Looking for a New Star to Reboot 'The Matrix'

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 11:30AM
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 11:30AM
Warner Bros. Is Looking for a New Star to Reboot 'The Matrix'
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Who's excited for a new Matrix movie?

Oh come on, it's not that bad of an idea. Sure, the original trilogy of movies peaked incredibly early on, but while the Wachowski Siblings' follow-up movies didn't exactly light a fire under fans of the first film, there's still plenty of untapped potential within the fictional universe that gave us bullet time.

At least, that's what Warner Bros. is hoping. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is looking at a potential reboot to the series, and X-Men: The Last Stand writer Zak Penn has been attached to the project. Slightly more exciting is the news that Michael B. Jordan might be starring—though that's still a rumor. There's no news yet on whether the Wachowskis will be returning to work on the reboot, but if the pair are involved, they're keeping quiet about it.



There's also no word yet on how this new movie will fit in with existing films in the Matrix series—it may be that the new story isn't a strict reboot, but rather an exploration of a side character in the original Matrix movie, kind of like how Rogue One expands on the first Star Wars. If that's the case, there's a good chance that Warner Bros. could get Keanu Reeves to reprise his role as Neo: Reeves recently said that he'd be willing to return for a new Matrix movie if he was given the opportunity. Studios have brought back stars like Harrison Ford for less—a cameo from an older, grizzled Neo seems par for the course.

Still, Michael B. Jordan's potential casting as a new kung-fu hacker hero is intriguing. Warner Bros.' plans are still a long way from fruition, so it'll be some time before we learn whether this will be a Chronicle or a Fantastic Four.
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