You would think with the success of the ‘John Wick’ franchise Keanu Reeves would be looking forward, and not backward, but that does not seem to be entirely the case lately, as recently he made comments summarizing the potential plot of ‘Bill and Ted 3‘ if that movie were to happen, and now he has spoken about a sequel to his most famous role. Yep, I am talking about ‘The Matrix.’
While speaking recently with Yahoo Movies about how cool it was to see him and Lawrence Fishbourne onscreen together again after all these years, Reaves was asked about the possibility of doing another ‘Matrix’ movie, and he was not against it. He did have some conditions, though, which he outlines here:
“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.”
Of course, he would remain loyal to the Wachowskis, even if people were not thrilled by the second and third installments of the ‘Matrix’ trilogy it was always their franchise, and it would be sacrilege for anyone to try to make one of those movies without them. But the bigger question is how a sequel would work, especially since the ‘Matrix Revolutions’ movie ended with Reeve’s character dying to end the war between mankind and the machines. Of course, a major plot point in the series was how cyclical everything is, and the Oracle even mentions at the very end that they might just see Neo again, so there was a window left open.
But would we really want to head back into the ‘Matrix’ again? Is there a compelling story still left to be told, especially nowadays when technology has advanced so far beyond what was shown in the series? Share your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!
Nick is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, who belongs to the privileged few who enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost.’ For more of Nick’s thoughts and articles, follow him on Twitter.