I kind of said what I needed to say in the title of this article, but because it’s professional to give you all the details, I’m here doing just that. The news came out that Warner Bros. was planning to make another Matrix film in the series, but none of knew which direction it was going to go. Many circled the idea of a film after the events of the trilogy, but not many of us thought about the prequel possibilities.
A prequel for the iconic Laurence Fishburne character Morpheus could be the direction the film is now headed. The film’s writer Zak Penn made some promising comments showing respect to the Matrix franchise by stating;
All I can say at this point is no one could or should REBOOT the Matrix. People who know Animatrix and the comics understand. Can’t comment yet except to say that the words “reboot” and “remake” were from an article. Let’s stop responding to inaccurate news… How about just re-release the matrix? Don’t reboot it, you can’t do better. Do I want to see more stories set in the universe of the matrix? Yes. Because it’s a brilliant idea that generates great stories. Look at what people are doing with the X-Men universe. Between Logan and Legion and Deadpool, does anyone want them to stop? Not me.
Breathe a sigh of relief Matrix fans, your new writer knows how to be a good politician. As I stated before, Michael B. Jordan is one of the best talents in Hollywood. Period. His star power can only shine brighter if he gets yet another big franchise to put on his now chiseled back. Jordan has not yet signed on, but it’s no secret that he’d be a perfect candidate for the role as young Morpheus if they manage to sign him on.
The Morpheus character was the mentor of Matrix protagonist Neo (played by Keanu Reeves)who eventually leads a battle against the machines of Zion. It’d be interesting to see if Zak Penn and what is reported to become a writer’s room for the hopeful franchise pre-boot and bring new life into a trilogy that had fans fading with each passing film. Maybe Jordan can sprinkle some of that magic he put on Creed and gives us something to believe in yet again, that is, if he signs on.