Trans Director Lana Wachowski Unveils "The Matrix 4" Trailer During Warner Bros CinemaCon Reel
Warner Bros' unveiled the trailer and the official title for the fourth film in the legendary Matrix series at CinemaCon on Tuesday (Aug. 24). The title has been announced as "The Matrix: Resurrections" and it already has long-time fans in high anticipation. The trailer has yet to hit the internet, or anywhere else outside of CinemaCon, but insider viewers gave a taste of what the trailer looked like.
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Previously, Lana Wachowski had worked with her sister, Lilly Wachowski, as the creative force behind the Matrix trilogy. Lilly, however, has since moved to a different direction, leaving the Matrix legacy in the capable hands of her sister, Lana.
Lilly Wachowski, stated according to Epicstream that “since her transition, science fiction requires heavy subtexts, and because of this, she did not feel compelled to continue working on stories that require heavy subtext.”
Lana first became aware of her gender when she was in the third grade. She told the New Yorker in an interview in 2012 about her time in Catholic school, “I have a formative memory of walking through the girl’s line and hesitating, knowing that my clothes didn’t match, but as I continued on I felt I did not belong in the other line, so I just stopped in between them. I stood a long moment with everyone staring at me, including the nun. She told me to get in line. I was stuck- I couldn’t move. I think some unconscious part of me figured I was exactly where I belonged: betwixt.”
Even before both sisters came out, the Matrix trilogy had been relished by the trans community, even more-so after Lilly Wachowski confirmed that the trilogy was a metaphor of the transgender experience. Wachowski shared with Netflix in 2020 that "The Matrix stuff was all about the desire for transformation but it was all coming from a closeted point of view."
"The Matrix: Resurrection" is set to come out in December on the 22nd, but the trailer's release to the public currently has no set date. Below is a detailed trailer description according to Deadline. Meanwhile gayes, we will keep you up to date on any more official announcements!
The trailer begins with Neil Patrick Harris talking to Keanu Reeves’ Neo. A near future San Francisco. It appears that Neo is trapped in a humdrum world, much like his first self in the 1999 movie. He’s just not getting his surroundings.
“Am I crazy?” asks Reeves’ Neo. “We don’t use that word in here,” says Harris’ therapist.
Reeves comes in contact with Carrie Anne Moss’ Trinity in a cafe: “Have we met?” she asks Neo.
A shot of blue pills spilling into a sink, as Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” song plays.
Then a shot of Neo distorting into an old man in the mirror. A younger Morpheus tells Neo “time to fly,” handing him a red pill.
Then a lot of jumping, a lot of twists in midair, karate and all the acrobats we expect from a Matrix movie.
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