If you’re as up to date on movie news as I, then you’ve heard that WB is in the early stages of relaunching the famous Matrix franchise. Michael B. Jordan is said to be eyed for the lead role, though so early in the project nothing definitive can be said about casting. This isn’t the first time that someone thought to bring back the Matrix, however. In 2012 Joel Silver, producer of the original Matrix trilogy, came to WB in the hopes to get another movie out of the franchise, but as we can see that didn’t work out. Now we have this possible new incarnation of one of the biggest movies of the 20th century, but should we redo The Matrix?
Short answer: yes. Yes it will be hard and it is a classic, however this movie is great for rebooting. I mean I will always love Keanu, and if John Wick has taught us anything it’s that he’s still got it, but as a child of the 21st century I can’t help but wonder how wild that movie would be with the technology we have now. Not to mention everything hits a bit closer to home now. With augmented and virtual reality on the rise, it’s only a matter of time before there is technology not too different from the stuff used to create the matrix. Another reason is The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions. Despite how amazing the first movie was, those other two were the definition of major letdowns. But with a reboot WB could make the sequels we should’ve had (because they are hoping to make a successful franchise out of this) all those years ago.
As for MBJ taking the lead in this, he’s not what I pictured but I support MBJ in anything and everything he chooses to do. I wonder if they will keep the same story or alter it. 1999 is a different world than 2017. Wow, this movie is older than I am. Weird. Anyway, this announcement kinda came out of left field for me, so I don’t really have any picks for the new cast (assuming they stick with the original storyline). Just off the top of my head, Keanu should play Agent Smith. At first I was thinking he should be the new Morpheus but, though I would not object to that, I feel like Agent Smith’s role is more action packed. As for Trinity, I don’t know. I don’t want anyone super well known, like Scarlett Johansson or something. As for directors I have literally no idea. I don’t know enough about directors to give suggestions. I really gotta up my movie game.
In conclusion, The Matrix is great but is just waiting for a repeat. Do you agree? Who would you cast in your dream Matrix movie? Should Keanu Reeves play Agent Smith or Morpheus? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more on the Matrix reboot in development at WB.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter