Whoa, Warner Bros. is considering plugging back into The Matrix

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If you were handing out awards for the biggest surprise of 1999, The Matrix would have burst through the door, grabbed the award and hovered in the air while a camera did a full 360-degree spin around a very confused host. The Matrix was and in many ways still is a revolutionary film that was years ahead of its time in terms of storytelling, technical achievements and terrible sequels.

What the Wachowksis created in that first movie at least, was a genre-defining action spectacle that was often copied but never bettered for years to come. And it sounds like Warner Bros. wants to plug back into that franchise with a fresh reboot. Sort of. According to sources over at The Hollywood Reporter, early talks have begun with Zak “Ready Player One” Penn to work on a script that would feature Michael B. Jordan in a starring role. As for the Wachowskis? Their involvement may not be needed, as the next chapter in The Matrix could follow a prequel route.

THR surmised that Warner Bros. could go with an origin tale that details the rise of Morpheus and how he discovered that humans were nothing more than massively inefficient batteries for machines that had conquered the planet centuries ago, creating a digital dreamscape to keep the minds of the captive humans occupied and unaware of the truth of the Matrix.

Which would make the Warner Bros. plans a systemic anomaly inherent to the programming of the Matrix. Although the transport process has altered their consciousness, they irrevocably remain human. Ergo, concordantly vis-a-vis…you know what, I have no idea what the hell I’m saying. I just thought it would make me sound cool.

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Warner Bros. made their cash back and then some with the franchise, despite the follow-up sequels being critical flops as the entire trilogy grossed over $1.6 billion globally at the box office. Ergo, with numbers like that the franchise is due for a comeback. Especially in today’s crazier tech-obsessed world where we’re closer than ever to fantasy than we are reality. CONCORDANTLY! VIS-A-VIS!

Last Updated: March 15, 2017

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

  • Unavengedavo

    The Matrix was and in many ways still is a revolutionary film that was years ahead of its time in terms of storytelling, technical achievements and terrible sequels.

    Wait, are you saying there were sequels?

    • MonsterCheddar

      LOL. Posted mine before I saw yours. XD

      • Yeah, but it’s one of my favourite movies of all time.

        I don’t need it ruined by a shitty reboot.

        • MonsterCheddar

          Oh. LOL. I want to burn it with fire.

  • There were no sequels to The Matrix.. I refuse to believe it

    As there weren’t any sequels to the Highlander

    • For the Emperor!

      One of the most illogical parts of the alleged sequels, was where the darn power suits did not have any armour to protect the pilot.
      Does the Highlander series exist?

    • Guild

      Guess I’ll be the odd one out here. I enjoyed all of the Matrix movies so I’m looking forward to this

    • chimera_85

      Denial.

  • Original Heretic

    I read that Joel Schumacher was behind this idea.

    Now more than ever I want there to be a real Death Note book. Kill that idiot off!!!

  • For the Emperor!

    I like Michael B Jordan…but do we need him in Matrix? Not that I would mind him in Matrix…just that I don’t think we need more/new/rebooted Matrix…

  • MonsterCheddar
  • chimera_85

    Oh gods they’re gonna butcher the best film trilogy ever *angry emoji*

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