The original Matrix trilogy left plenty of questions unanswered, but the forthcoming Matrix 4 provides an opportunity to resolve those mysteries.
The Matrix 4 can clear up some lingering questions from the original movies. The high-concept world of The Matri is one that naturally invites speculation, interpretation and ambiguity thanks to its philosophical science fiction themes. The original movie in 1999 revealed 20th century Earth as we knew it was an illusion, and mankind had, in fact, been taken over by machines centuries prior. The remnants of humanity had since been plugged into a simulation, while a small band of rebels in the real world tried to break their minds free with brightly colored pills and Alice in Wonderland references.
The first movie’s mythology alone was more than enough to be getting on with, but The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutionn dived deeper down the rabbit hole, expanding on Neo’s powers as The One, revealing the true history of Zion and further explaining the function of the Matrix. A trilogy was never going to be enough to cover every nook and cranny of the Wachowskis’ lore, but after a lengthy hiatus,The Matrix 4 has been confirmed and is currently set for a 2022 release. The upcoming continuation will once again star Keanu Reeves, while Carrie-Anne Moss will also be returning.