The Matrix Resurrections Shares First Teasers Ahead Of Thursday Trailer Launch

by Ben Travis | Get ready: The Matrix is going to have you all over again. For a while now, we’ve known that Lana Wachowski was returning to the sci-fi saga she helped bring to the big screen, with the likes of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning too. We recently learned that it’ll officially be called The Matrix Resurrections . And now, we have our very first glimpses at this mysterious, mythical, all-new Matrix movie courtesy of some interactive teasers, which can be found on the revamped website: Head to the site, and you’ll be confronted with a red pill and a blue pill. Select either one of them, and you’ll get some brief flashes of the new film, along with some important info: the full trailer is dropping this Thursday.So, what do we see in those teasers? The footage changes with each viewing, so be sure to check them several times – but from multiple watches, here are some things that Empire snapped, and some thoughts on what we’re seeing.

"The Imitation Game." Benedict Cumberbatch confessed that in one of the final scenes of the film, he couldn't stop crying and had a breakdown. It was, as he said, "Being an actor or a person that had grown incredibly fond of the character and thinking what he had suffered and how that had affected him."


The Matrix Resurrections – Teaser Images

The Matrix Resurrections1 of 14Neo and Trinity reunited in a sun-dappled room.The Matrix Resurrections2 of 14Neo walking down a neon-lit street in the Matrix, coat blowing in the breeze. (Note the coffee shop name gag – 'Simulatte')The Matrix Resurrections3 of 14

The classic red pill or blue pill choice.

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Rage against the machines. Or, machines raging against the people.

The Matrix Resurrections5 of 14Jonathan Groff looking sinister, but finding himself on the receiving end of that awful mouth-flesh treatment. Maybe he's not as evil as he looks?The Matrix Resurrections6 of 14Neo using The Matrix equivalent of The Force while riding a motorbike.

Yoda, from Star Wars, was modeled after the appearance of Albert Einstein.

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Trinity returning with her signature wall-run move.

The Matrix Resurrections8 of 14Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's character poking a liquid mirror.The Matrix Resurrections9 of 14

Slow-mo gun shots!

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Neo preparing to throw down. (Note: he knows kung-fu)

The Matrix Resurrections11 of 14Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's character taking a good look at himself. That condensation neatly echoes the look of the green Matrix code.The Matrix Resurrections12 of 14

Neo being beaten up in a familiar-looking environment.

The Matrix Resurrections13 of 14Something strange happening with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's character – is he a machine? Could he be Morpheus reborn?The Matrix Resurrections14 of 14Jessica Yu Li Henwick's character taking aim.

The Wallet in Pulp Fiction Was Quentin Tarantino’s. Jules’ wallet in Pulp Fiction that reads “Bad #&$&*@$” actually belonged to the director—who picked it up because of its reference to the 1971 film Shaft. As it happened, Samuel L. Jackson would go on to play the character that inspired the wallet in the 2000 remake of Shaft.

There are plenty of familiar echoes there, then – shots recreated particularly from the first film, shiny pills, gooey mirrors, and gravity-defying stunts. And, depending on which version you see, there are some returning shots of Neo and Trinity too – sure to get fans of the original trilogy very excited. Plus we have some glimpses of our new cast members, including Jessica Yu Li Henwick , Jonathan Groff , and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – whose character (could he, as rumoured, be connected to Morpheus in some way?) has some very interesting stuff going on, by the looks of things.

Pet Rats Sold Big After Ratatouille. After the success of the 2007 film telling the story of the lovable, culinary-inspired vermin, kids everywhere asked their parents, “Can we get one? I promise I’ll take care of it.” At least one domestic pet chain saw sales of pet rats jump 50 percent after the movie’s release. We wonder how many of those rats immediately became parental responsibilities…

Either way, expect more answers – or, at least, plenty more questions – when the full trailer for The Matrix Resurrections arrives later this week. For now, we can’t wait to jack into the Matrix once more.