You can’t have another good Matrix movie without Neo played by Keanu, but the John Wick 2 star has certain conditions that must be met before he starts munching down any more red pills. Matrix Trilogy spoilers ahead.
Despite the fact that Neo died at the end of the third movie, there’s still hope. The Oracle revealed, when asked if they would see Neo again, “I suspect so. Someday.”
And someday could be soon. Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves were reunited in John Wick 2, and naturally that’ll lead to discussion about another Matrix.
Here is Keanu’s take on it, and it’s exactly what fans would want to hear. If he’s going to do it again, it has to be done right.
“The Wachowskis would have to be involved,” Keanu revealed to Yahoo Movies. “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?” He added, “People die, stories don’t, people in stories don’t.”
So, he wants the people behind the original Matrix movies to be at the helm once more, and he also hints that he’d need to see the script. He’s not interested in just trying to cash in and on the name, it has to make sense for the story and have the right people on board, which is a perfect answer.
When you have a franchise like this, and you try to give creative control to a new entity, it can be a total disaster. The magic just isn’t there. So, rest assured, if there is a 4th Matrix movie, and Keanu is involved, then the minds behind the whole Matrix story in the first place will also be involved. If this movie pops up under any other terms, it’s probabally worth just skipping altogether, because it won’t really be The Matrix.