“So déjà vu… and yet it’s obviously all wrong.” So says Jessica Henwick’s character, a hacker named Bugs, in the big new look that showcases quite a lot of new footage from the highly-anticipated film. The plot is still somewhat blurry, although the picture is certainly getting clearer. It appears that Neo and Trinity have been plugged back into The Matrix, with their memories erased. There’s also some kind of loop occurring, with certain individuals even appearing to be repeats (?) of what has come before. Is Jonathan Groff a new Agent Smith of sorts? And we know that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Morpheus, but is he simply another edition or an altogether new individual?
You can take a look at the character descriptions, along with new character posters, beneath the trailer for a tad more info.
One thing’s for sure: There will be ass-kicking. As Neo says in the trailer, “I still know kung fu.” Hell yeah.
Lana Wachowski, who directed the original Matrix trilogy with Lilly Wachowski, directed The Matrix Resurrections in solo capacity and penned the screenplay with David Mitchell (author of the Cloud Atlas novel, which the Wachowski’s directed into a feature in 2012) & Aleksandar Hemon (Sense8).
The Matrix Resurrections, also starring Christina Ricci, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Lambert Wilson, will be in U.S. cinemas and HBO Max on December 22nd. The film opens in Australian cinemas on Boxing Day.
Reprises the dual roles of Thomas Anderson/Neo, the man once saved from the Matrix to become the savior of humankind, who will once again have to choose which path to follow.
Portrays the iconic warrior Trinity… or is she Tiffany, a suburban wife and mother of three with a penchant for superpowered motorcycles?
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Candyman”, the “Aquaman” franchise):
Plays the wise and worldly Morpheus who, as always, serves as a guide to Neo while also fulfilling his own greater purpose on a very singular journey of self-discovery.
Jessica Henwick (TV’s “Iron Fist”, “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”):
Plays the hacker Bugs, the proverbial white rabbit on a mission to discover the one who sacrificed himself for humankind–and willing to take any risk necessary in search of the legend she idolizes.
Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton”, TV’s “Mindhunter”):
Plays Thomas Anderson’s business partner, a slick, confident corporate type with insouciant charm, a disarming smile and an eye on the bottom line–everything Mr. Anderson is not.
Neil Patrick Harris (“Gone Girl”):
Plays Thomas’ therapist, working closely with his patient to understand the meaning behind his dreams and to distinguish them from reality.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas (TV’s “Quantico”):
Plays a young woman with a wisdom that belies her years and an ability to see the truth, no matter how murky the waters.
Jada Pinkett Smith (“Angel Has Fallen”, TV’s “Gotham”):
Returns as Niobe, the fierce General who once fought for the survival of Zion and who now sees to the welfare of her people with a familiar fire in her eyes, despite a sense of disbelief and suspicion upon Neo’s return.