The Matrix 5: Returns – Trailer | Keanu Reeves

The Matrix Resurrections might have been a commercial failure, but Warner Bros is officially betting on another Matrix film.

That’s right, folks: the studio has announced that a fifth Matrix movie is in the works.

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The upcoming instalment will be the first in the franchise without the directing duo, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, though Lana is still expected to executive produce the movie.

Instead, Drew Goddard – the director of Cabin in the Woods and Bad Times at the El Royale – will lead the project, as well as penning the script alongside Sarah Esberg under their banner, Goddard Textiles.

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Official plot details are yet to be revealed, but in a statement about the movie’s announcement, Warner Bros president of production Jesse Ehrman said: “Drew came to Warner Bros with a new idea that we all believe would be an incredible way to continue the Matrix world, by both honouring what Lana and Lilly began over 25 years ago and offering a unique perspective based on his own love of the series and characters.”

He continued: “The entire team at Warner Bros Discovery is thrilled for Drew to be making this new Matrix film, adding his vision to the cinematic canon the Wachowskis spent a quarter of a century building here at the studio.”

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Goddard said on taking on the role as the director: “It is not hyperbole to say The Matrix films changed both cinema and my life. Lana and Lilly’s exquisite artistry inspires me on a daily basis, and I am beyond grateful for the chance to tell stories in their world.”

The Matrix franchise kicked off in 1990. The most recent instalment, The Matrix Resurrections, was released in 2021, but failed to live up to its predecessors.

Can The Matrix return to its former glory with the fifth instalment? Only time will tell. In the meantime, read on for everything we know so far about The Matrix 5.

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