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The Matrix Re-Reloaded: A New Trilogy In The Works?

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the-matrix-revolutions-neo.jpgWith the popularity of the reboot trend, we’ve been seeing plenty of older film franchises getting a new coat of paint, including Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man, and X-Men. Now it looks like Warner Bros. is bringing a sci-fi classic back to bat that we never expected: rumor has it we’ll be traveling back into The Matrix once again.

According to Latino Review’s inside sources, Warner Bros. and Andy and Lana Wachowski are teaming up again for a new Matrix trilogy. While the last Matrix movie was released more than 10 years ago in 2003, Warner Bros. and the Wachowskis are allegedly looking to breathe new life into a franchise whose second and third installments left many fans cold. While Latino Review is usually a solid source when it comes to exclusives like this, I’d still take this with a grain of salt. Latino Review has been proven wrong from time to time.


James Cameron Doesn’t Want To Make Avatar 2 Into The Matrix: Reloaded

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Avatar 2

Three years after the release and success of Avatar, director James Cameron has been very vocal about its upcoming sequel films. The groundbreaking director is very open about the obstacles he’s faced with Avatar 2 on the script level and admits he doesn’t want the  film to fall prey to the same problems as the Wachowskis’ The Matrix: Reloaded.

In an interview with the Hero Complex, Cameron explains he wants Avatar 2 to be a complete film with an engaging narrative arc:

I’m writing it as separate stories that have an overall arc inclusive of the first film. I don’t want to suffer from the ‘Matrix 2’ problem, where it just ends, like, what the hell? It’s gotta end. There’s gotta be a sense of conclusion, but also a sense that the journey will continue, and that’s a fine line.


The Matrix Wins Lawsuit, Wasn’t Actually About Jesus Fighting Nazis

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the matrixIt appears writer Thomas Althouse took the red pill this week, or rather was force-fed a red pill and told to go on about his day. Last year, Althouse took Warner Bros., Andy and Lana Wachowski, and Joel Silver to court, alleging the filmmaking siblings ripped off his unproduced screenplay The Immortals with The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. A California federal court ruled the properties were dissimilar and spooned Althouse’s lawsuit right out of the door. (There is no spoon.)

Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled “the basic premises of The Matrix trilogy and The Immortals are so different that it would be unreasonable to find their plots substantially similar.” This is where I’d make a joke about how Althouse’s script was about a youth league football team who needs to win the big game, but the actual plot is even more vastly different.


Ghostbusters And Slow-Mo Matrix Fights Invade New York Courtesy Of Improv Everywhere

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So you’re just sitting around a very recognizable New York public library, cramming for class or maybe researching the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow, when suddenly your day takes a turn for the stranger. At first you might suspect the dude wearing the sheet with eyeholes cut in it might be a particularly ballsy Klu Klux Klan member who forgot to starch his sheet, but after he takes a seat another “ghost” wanders in. And another. And before you can wonder who you gonna call, the Ghostbusters are on the scene and they’re ready to believe you.


The Matrix Trilogy Gets An Honest Trailer

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In 1999, the Wachowskis released a game-changer of a science fiction movie called The Matrix. The film was ahead of its time, with amazing visual effects, story design, and action sequences. It brought the Wachowskis into the mainstream, and spawned countless copycats in the years that followed. Four years later, the Wachowskis would release two sequel films, The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions, which built upon the mythology of the original. Sadly, the sequel films were just shells of their predecessor’s greatness.


Hugo Weaving Reprises His Role As The Matrix’s Agent Smith In New Commercial

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The Matrix has been a pop culture touchstone since its initial release in 1999. The film was a revolutionary piece of science fiction that examined the meaning of life, existence, and humanity’s relationship with machines, while also delivering mind-bending action sequences and special effects. A few years later the visionaries behind The Matrix release two sequel films – The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions – that fell extremely short in quality to the greatness of the original film. 10 years later, it seems like The Matrix is making a small comeback in pop culture.

The commercial above features Hugo Weaving reprising his iconic role as the villain in The Matrix movies – Agent Smith. Although The Wachowskis didn’t direct the commercial, director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, George Washington) took the helm to re-create the look and feel of The Matrix.