Keanu Reeves says the Wachowskis have plans for The Matrix 4 and 5 [Updated]

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Neo might be returning to the big screen, according to the original spoon-bender, Keanu Reeves himself. Reeves just spilled the beans on the Wachowskis’ plans to make two more Matrix movies! Update: It’s a hoax.

AICN has a report from Keanu Reeves’s keynote speech at the London school of performing Arts University. A commenter wrote in with a few highlights from the lecture, including this particular gem about The Matrix.

Says he met the Wachowskis... for lunch over Christmas, and stated that they had completed work on a two-picture script treatments that would see him return to the world of the matrix as Neo. Says the Wachowskis have met with Jim Cameron to discuss the pro’s and con’s of 3D and are looking to deliver something which has never been seen again. Keanu stated that he still has an obligation to the fans to deliver a movie worthy of the title “The Matrix” and he swears this time that the treatment will truly revolutionize the action genre like the first movie. Wachowskis are working on a movie called “Cloud Atlas” at the moment, once that concludes they will talk again.

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Has enough time passed that most people have forgotten the awful savior-heavy second and third films in this series? We’ll find out eventually. Meanwhile, the Wachowskis are also working on a futuristic Robin Hood retelling called Hood, which Reeves says is set to star Will Smith.

UPDATE: Screenrant is reporting that this whole story is a hoax. “The Senior Administrator for the London International School of Performing Arts informed me that Keanu Reeves made no appearance there.” So consider this one debunked!

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DISCUSSION

I think the latter two films are unfairly snubbed. Or well— maybe what I should say is that I think the first one is unduly canonized? Like Inception, the first movie relies on some pretty basic Philosophy 101— be mistrustful of reality!— & that "blew the minds" of a lot of viewer...& really shouldn't have.

Don't get me wrong, I like the first film, but I think the second film's jumping to a Philosophy 101 discussion of free will versus predestination was totally in character with the first movie. The third movie IS the weakest of the bunch, but it isn't nearly as bad as everyone pretends.