“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and we write a reboot that will make us a boatload of money and have fans of the franchise hate us all for years to come.”
It looks like a writer’s room is going to be formed in order to relaunch ‘The Matrix‘ franchise. Word has been coming out that ‘The Matrix’ is getting a reboot from Warner Brothers with their eyes on Michael B. Jordan as the new Neo without the involvement of the Wachowskis, and that seems to be moving ahead. Before this news being made public, the studio had already tapped Zak Penn (‘The Avengers’) to work up a script treatment though as this is a potential goldmine for Warner Brothers, it should come as no surprise that they’d like to plan out a multitude of films to move forward with.
These days this, of course, means that they wouldn’t just want a trilogy but a slew of sequels and spin-off films to build up an entire shared universe to play in and try to rake in billions. We’ve seen Lucasfilm do this with ‘Star Wars,’ Universe with their upcoming classic horror monsters, and Paramount with the ‘Transformers’ universe so it shouldn’t be a surprise that WB would want to do the same here. At this time though the studio is still in an “exploratory phase” so an ongoing franchise might not emerge from this.
This outing doesn’t have to be a full-on reboot either but could be a soft reboot. Neo wasn’t the first “One” as we had learned from ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ so it could always end up being that this is a prequel or even sequel the trilogy which was already released. They could even potentially keep us guessing as the series moves forward.
Do you think a reboot of ‘The Matrix’ is a good idea or not? Would creating a writer’s room to set up the future of the franchise seem like the best course of action? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant
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