The Matrix 4 provides one other huge title to its spectacular forged, as Christina Ricci has reportedly boarded the sequel’s manufacturing. The previous little one star well-known for enjoying Wednesday Addams in The Addams Household has been quietly forged for the challenge in response to an up to date press equipment launched by Warner Bros. No data has been supplied concerning the position she’ll be taking part in, however as somebody with many followers, Ricci’s casting can solely improve the anticipation individuals have for the untitled sequel.
A number of returning franchise stars might be part of the The Matrix 4 forged as properly, together with Keanu Reeves (Neo), Carrie Anne-Moss (Trinity), Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe), Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson), and Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian). Newcomers to the franchise alongside Ricci embrace Yahta Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris,Priyanka Chopra, and Jonathan Groff.
Ricci’s casting additionally reunites the actress with director Lana Wachowski. In 2008, Ricci appeared within the Velocity Racer film, which was co-directed by the Wachowskis. Together with taking part in Wednesday within the Addams Household motion pictures, Ricci has gone on to seem in an unlimited number of different motion pictures, corresponding to final 12 months’s drama Percy with Christopher Walken and Zach Braff. She additionally performed real-life axe assassin Lizzie Borden within the Lifetime miniseries The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.
Lana Wachowski directs and co-produces The Matrix 4 alongside Grant Hill. She additionally wrote the screenplay with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. Not a lot has been revealed concerning the plot aside from that the sequel will see the returns of a number of franchise characters. Whereas fan favorites like Neo and Trinity are again, Laurence Fishburne beforehand introduced that he was not requested to reprise his position as Morpheus for the film. Joe Pantoliano, who performed Cypher within the first Matrix, additionally stated he acquired no response to his supply to reprise his position if wanted.
“I’ve not been invited,” Fishburne advised New York Journal final 12 months, suggesting he’d be open to coming again if solely he’d been requested. “Perhaps that can make me write one other play. I want them properly. I hope it is nice.”
In a separate interview on CinemaBlends ReelBlend podcast, Pantoliano added: “Yeah I would have an interest. I doubt they are going to be bringing me again. I’ve lobbied for it, imagine me. I’ve despatched little notes to Lana and requested her, to no response.”
At one level, The Matrix 4 was set to compete head-to-head with John Wick 4, one other fourth installment of a preferred franchise that starred Keanu Reeves. The pandemic of final 12 months would end in delays for each motion pictures, and the last word Reeves double function is not going to occur in spite of everything. Each have been going to be launched on Might 21, 2021, however John Wick 4 was later moved to Might 27, 2022, over a 12 months from its deliberate unique launch.
In the meantime, The Matrix 4 was beforehand delayed to April 2022, however Warner Bros. has since moved the discharge date as much as Dec. 22, 2021. That very same day, it would even be made accessible to stream for one month on HBO Max like different releases in 2021 from Warner Bros. Photos. This information involves us from Collider.