The long-awaited trailer is now available for The Matrix: Resurrections, the film's official title. Resurrections' trailer was seen for the first time at a CinemaCon presentation by Warner Bros. Pictures in Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 24, before it was released to the general public today.
The trailer includes clips of Neo (Keanurees), Trinity (Carrie Anne Moss) and Neil Patrick Harris as Neo's therapist. Neo, his pre-awakened Thomas Anderson self, asks "Am I crazy?" Harris, Harris character responds that we don't use that word here.
It's time to fly
The trailer shows what is widely believed to be a young Morpheus (played here by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), telling Neo it's time to fly and giving him a red pill (though Fishburne was not asked to reprise his role as The Matrix sequel).
Matrix fans will love the trailer. Black cats, fights at dojos, fast action sequences on trains instead of highways, fight scenes in corridors and bullets being stopped mid-air. Neo must again follow a woman to discover the truth. Only this time the white rabbit he is following after has a Jefferson Airplanes song playing as the blue pills pour into a sink. Explosions? There are also many physics-defying kicks in karate. In true Matrix fashion, we were also left to wonder what was real and what was simulated.
As the trailer ends, Jonathan Groff, a new addition to the franchise and a veteran of the franchise, says that it is time to go back to where it all began.
Lana Wachowski is the director of The Matrix. She co-directed and wrote the first three Matrix films together with her sister Lilly Wachowski. The film will be available in theaters on December 22nd and on HBO Maxs ad free plan on December 22nd.
Fans were treated to a teaser website on Tuesday that featured different snippets from the trailer depending upon when they logged in, and whether or not you selected the blue pill.
Correction: Thursday, September 9th at 10:09 AM ET: The original article stated that The Matrix: Resurrections would only be shown in theaters on December 22nd. However, it will also be available for viewing on HBO Max. We are sorry for the error.