“Will we ever see him again?” A curious Sati asked at the tail-end of The Matrix Revolutions, to which The Oracle (Mary Alice) replied: “I suspect so. Someday.” It’s been more than a decade since Keanu Reeves last donned Neo’s signature black sunglasses and waged war against the machines, but there remains a sliver of hope that the Hollywood veteran could one day reprise the iconic role if the stars were to align.
Yahoo Movies caught up with Reeves recently in anticipation of John Wick: Chapter 2 (our review), in which the actor reprises his role as death’s ruthless emissary. Pummelling goons and racking up an astronomical body count is one thing, but what about the possibility of re-teaming with the Wachowskis for The Matrix 4? It’s not off the table, according to Reeves, but the actor did stress that both Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski would have to be actively involved in the proposed sequel – writing as well as directing – if it were to happen.
Per Yahoo Movies:
“The Wachowskis would have to be involved. They would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not? People die, stories don’t – people in stories don’t.”
Last seen behind the lens of sci-fi flop Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis have since devoted their time and energy to Netflix’s mind-bending Sense8 series, while Keanu Reeves is poised to dust himself down before delving into a third John Wick film with director Chad Stahelski – incidentally, the latter contributed to much of the stuntwork of the original Matrix movie back in ’99.
But will the stars align for a fourth Matrix film? Who knows. At the very least, Keanu Reeves seems open to the idea, but only if both Lana and Lilly Wachowski sign on to write and direct. It’s that dream team that engineered a modern classic more than a decade ago, but do you believe the time is right to pay Neo another visit? Let us know in the usual place.
Source: Yahoo Movies