As promised, the first official trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections has arrived today, Thursday, September 9th, 2021.

Featuring the return of Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann-Moss, plus the introduction of (maybe) new characters played by Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jessica Henwick.

Based on characters created by The Wachowskis and directed by Lana Wachowski, the fourth movie in The Matrix series arrives in theaters and for streaming on HBO Max on December 22nd, 2021.

In a trailer set to Jefferson Starship’s “White Rabbit,” we get a glimpse of a Neo (or is it Thomas Anderson) who has moved to San Francisco but is a not exactly living up to his full The One potential.

Green – Red = Yellow

The trailer is filled with meaningful hints about what’s to come, color-coded clues about which characters we can trust and which ones we can’t, and a look at this generation’s version of an Agent. Plus, if you though the special effects looked good in the late ‘90s, just wait until you get a load of some of these shots!


The script was co-written by Lana Wachowski and two novelists.

The first is David Mitchell, the author of the 2004 novel Cloud Atlas, which heavily features reincarnation, was adapted to screenplay by the Wachowskis in 2012.

The other is Aleksandar Hemon, the author of The Lazarus Project, a 2008 novel that follows a teenaged Jewish immigrant to Chicago – an important city for the Wachowskis and by extension, The Matrix series – who was shot dead by police in 1908.

Arriving December 22nd

If you haven’t had the chance yet, the teaser site for The Matrix: Resurrections has two separate clips for you to watch (and now that we have seen more of the trailer, we can start speculating on why NPH is narrating the Blue Pill video).

Will The Matrix: Resurrections take into account The Matrix Online continuity? Did they put that black cat in the trailer just to ward off any lame déjà vu joke?

We’ve got more than three months until the movie is released and nothing to do but speculate in the meantime! Let The Beat know what you’re thinking, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat.