The Matrix 4 trailer: Keanu Reeves returns as Neo in first trailer for The Matrix Resurrections

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Keanu Reeves reprises his role as Neo in the first trailer for the long-awaited new Matrix film, The Matrix Resurrections.

The new trailer for The Matrix Resurrections shows Reeves as Thomas, talking to a therapist, played by Neil Patrick Harris, and telling him: “I’ve had dreams that weren’t just dreams. Am I crazy?”

The trailer also shows him reuniting with Carrie Ann Moss’s Trinity, but it seems the pair no longer recognise each other.

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As the pair shake hands, she asks him: “Have we met?” as he shakes his head.

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It seems Thomas is taking blue pills regularly, keeping him in line with his current reality, until he eventually throws them away to take a red pill to see that his reality is just a mirage, as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II tells him: “Time to fly.”

It appears Abdul-Matteen, who returns Neo to kung-fu training, is playing a character similar to Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus.

Keanu Reeves in the new Matrix Resurrection trailer (Warner Bros)Keanu Reeves in the new Matrix Resurrection trailer (Warner Bros)
Keanu Reeves in the new Matrix Resurrection trailer (Warner Bros) | Warner Bros

Matrix promo campaign

The new trailer follows a huge wave of promotion that’s been unveiled for Matrix: Resurrections - the fifth instalment in the sci-fi franchise.

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Teaser videos were released on the url “whatisthematrix.com”. The website then redirects to https://thechoiceisyours.whatisthematrix.com/uk/

The page prompts visitors to click on either a red pill or blue pill - a reference to the original 1999 film The Matrix.

Both pills on the website lead to changing video teasers for the upcoming film. According to the website Gizmodo, the website has 180,000 unique video teasers. Which teaser is offered up at any given time reportedly depends on the time of day and which pill is chosen.

When is The Matrix Resurrections UK release date?

The Matrix Resurrections is scheduled to be released on 22 December in the UK.

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The film arrives 18 years after the most recent instalment, the 2003 The Matrix Revolutions.

Who’s in the cast of The Matrix Resurrections?

Reeves will return to the film as Neo, despite being dead at the end of the third film.

Reeves explained his decision to return, saying: "Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me. That’s the only reason to do it."

Carrie-Anne Moss will also be reprising her role as Trinity, despite also dying at the end of The Matrix Revolutions.

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According to a trailer description, the new movie will start with them unaware who the other is or even what the Matrix is.

Daniel Berhardt will return as Agent Johnson and Jada Pinkett Smith returns as Niobe. Pickett Smith appeared as Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Lambert Wilson and Monica Bellucci are apparently returning as the Merovingian and Persephone.

New additions to the cast include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Unconfirmed rumours suggested he will be taking on the role of a young Morpheus.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Jessi Lu Yi Henwick and Christina Ricci have also been signed on to play leading roles.

Other new additions include Mindhunter star Jonathan Gross, Stephen Graham, Priyanka Chopra Jones, Ellen Hollman and Andrew Caldwell.

What is the plot of The Matrix Resurrections?

No official synopsis of the fourth film has been revealed yet.

The first trailer, released at CinemaCon, shows Neo has gone back to being Thomas Anderson and has been taking prescription blue pills. He is also seen bumping into Trinity, but the pair have no recollection of each other.

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However, Neo soon meets Abdul-Mateen II’s character and is given a red pill, which transforms his world as in the first movie.

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