The 3 Matrix movies are:
The Matrix, released in 1999
The Matrix: Reloaded released in 2003
The Matrix: Revolutions also released in 2003
According to the article dated January 24, 2011, Keanu Reeves supposedly let fly at the London International School of Performing Arts that Matrix 4 and 5 were in the works.
“He spoke briefly about 47 Ronin and Bill and Ted 3,” the article reported. “But the big news came when Reeves revealed that he met with the Wachowskis around Christmas. They told him that they completed script treatments for two more Matrix installments. They are planning to make the films in 3D and have already met with James Cameron to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the technology. Reeves added that he’s excited to return as Neo and promised that the treatments will truly revolutionize the action genre like the first Matrix film did.”
In a much more recent article, Cinema Blend tracked down Joel Silver, producer of the Matrix Trilogy, to get the skinny on any possible sequels.
“We haven’t talked about it yet. I hope there’ll be a time we can do that at some point. That was very seriously designed as three stories and that was it, but we’ll see what happens.”
So was the recent stir simply a case of the internet catching up with old news? Most likely. Many of the comments under the article claim the story was made up, and that Reeves never actually said anything about a Matrix 4 or 5, nor actually spoke at the school. But it did remind us the power those movies had over everyone who experienced it back in the day. And in this age of reboot, anything is possible.
Way back in 1999, the Wachowski siblings blew our minds with The Matrix. But over a decade after the last one, The Matrix Revolutions, came out we still have unanswered questions. Let’s dive into the cyberverse and puzzle them out at ifc.com.