Keanu Reeves’s Matrix made fans question their existence years ago, and the new movie promises to enhance the feeling. Before the launch of the first trailer for The Matrix Resurrections on Thursday, Warner Bros launched a website, showing an innovative look at the upcoming instalment in the 22-year-old franchise.
Priyanka Chopra, who is also a part of the movie, posted the link to the website. “And it’s almost time to take that pill! Trailer Thursday at 6AM PT (6:30 pm IST),” Priyanka penned. On the site, WhatIsTheMatrix.com, users have to make a choice, presented in the 1999 movie. If one chooses the blue pill, they are trapped in the reality they’ve remembered their whole life, and if they click on the red pill, something unique greets them.
Considering the teaser, each choice proposes users with two different angles on what seems to be the main story in Resurrections. Keanu Reeves’s Neo is meeting a therapist, depicted by Neil Patrick Harris. However, things are about haywire when a man, portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II comes into Neo’s life and makes him see that his reality is just a mirage.
Those who click on the blue pill, hear Neil’s voice that says, “You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction,” before pushing them to approve that their reality is real, as the current time plays up on the screen and Neil reads it aloud, telling, “anything else is just your mind playing tricks on you.”
However, those who click on the red pill will hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice warning them that while they think it’s the current time — again, with Abdul-Mateen reading the time aloud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” There also happens to be a new character depicted by Jessica Henwick, who is also uniting the fight against the machines.
The character Mindhunter, played by Jonathan Groff, seems to be undergoing the same feeling Neo went through when he ate the red pill in the first movie.
In another scene from the trailer, Neo examines his reality by almost walking off a building.
There’s also a big return of one of the first scenes from the 1999 movie of Carrie-Anne Moss sitting alone on a chair, as soldiers seize her.
Matrix 4 is planned to come out on December 22, this year. The movie stars Priyanka Chopra as well.