Lilly Wachowski, who directed the original Matrix trilogy, along with her sister Lana Wachowski; has stated that anger and rage led the duo to make the movies. Although Lilly helmed all three films of the original trilogy with her sister; the director will not be returning for the 2021-set Matrix 4.
She is currently working on a new project “Work in Progress”, a Showtime comedy that explores relevant issues of queer and transgender identity. The director also recently lashed out at Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump for making nonsensical references to the “Red Pill”; with the two ignoring warnings about the COVID-19 pandemic and a callback to the first Matrix movie.
Will The Matrix 4 Do The Same?
The Wachowskis revolutionized the sci-fi action genre after the release of The Matrix in 1999. The movie had Keanu Reeves as Neo, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity and Hugo Weaving.
On its original release, the sci-fi flick won critical acclaim and also smashed numerous box office records; spawning an entire trilogy. Not to mention the video games and animated companion compilation.
The films’ thematic elements and the struggle of the society with things like a revolution, resistance, and fighting the hierarchy, are relevant to this day; what with the first film in being considered a classic of our modern times in terms of writing and technical expertise.
After the Matrix films, the Wachowskis helmed numerous projects; though none were as successful at the Matrix. But they’ve always continued to strive for films that they believe should be made. In recent years, they came out as transgender women, and have been vocal on that front.
The Matrix 4 is currently on track to be released next year in May. Plot details remain firmly under wraps as to what’s going to happen in the next film, but we do know that Keanu Reeves will be returning as Neo!