After some excellent lead-up to the trailer with their recent “red pill or blue pill” marketing campaign, Warner Bros has delivered The Matrix Resurrections trailer this morning as promised. Keanu Reeves is back as Neo. We’re in the matrix. The trailer raises all kinds of questions. Now the bits of footage they released on their marketing website over the past few days have come together in a video that’s nearly three minutes long, and it’s time to get even more hyped for the fourth installment in a long-done trilogy.
Check out The Matrix Resurrections trailer below.
Keanu Reeves is having dreams that “weren’t just dreams”. (We believe you, Neo.) And now we know that Neil Patrick Harris is his therapist–or at least, seems to be. Even in this first scene in the trailer, he feels like he’s something more, knows more. Or maybe that’s just what The Matrix Resurrections trailer wants audiences to think. Guessing what’s going on in the lead-up to a Matrix movie has always been part of the fun.
Keanu Reeves is having a hard time swallowing blue pills and trying to believe that the reality around him is truly reality. He’s spending some time in bathtubs with rubber ducks on his head in The Matrix Resurrections trailer, which is probably in part to show his mental state, and in part to remind the internet how much it loves Keanu Reeves doing things like putting rubber ducks on his head or cuddling puppies.
In a surprise moment, we see Trinity and Neo meet in a coffee shop. In interviews, Keanu Reeves has said that this fourth movie is going to be a more romantic love story, and The Matrix Resurrections trailer is already hinting at that for us.
And, oh yes, there is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II wearing glasses and offering Keanu Reeves the red pill in The Matrix Resurrections trailer. Like many of the other new actors in this fourth movie, the studio isn’t saying what character anyone is playing. The actor has skillfully dodged those questions in interviews. Despite this, we were able to exclusively report a few months ago that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be playing a Young Morpheus in the movie. And, oh boy, look at that, Matrix fans. Here he is.
And then, backing up Keanu Reeves’ comments in interviews that this movie will be more of a love story, we see an image and hear a voice-over that gives audiences a lot to mull over. The voice in The Matrix Resurrections trailer says, “The only thing that matters to you is still here. I know it’s why you’re still fighting.” And then we see Neo looking at Trinity with code running down the side of her face.
But then, enough of that. It’s time for more action shots from inside the rabbit hole. There’s Keanu Reeves fighting Yahya Abul-Mateen II, and then shot after shot of fights involving not just Neo, but most of the characters we’ve seen so far. The trailer ends with Jonathan Groff saying that everything goes back to where it all started–back to The Matrix. A moment meant to make audiences laugh, get hyped because they’re headed back to the matrix after all this time, and also raise questions about what Groff’s character is talking about.
The Matrix Resurrections Trailer manages to show us many of the big actors we know are coming in for the movie, without showing us all of them by a long shot. There is so much more to know about this Keanu Reeves return, and how it’s going to lead into Matrix 5. It’s been a long wait, but finally, it’s happening.