‘The Matrix’: Keanu Reeves thanks Will Smith for turning down a role in the franchise

Matrix‘ became one of the most praised and important franchises in the history of cinema, being responsible for revolutionizing the film industry, through the use of innovative technologies and a surprising new narrative format.

The first feature, released in 1999, transformed the star’s career Keanu Reeves, making him an even bigger phenomenon in Hollywood. However, it is common knowledge that he was not the first choice of the Wachowski sisters. Initially, Will Smith had been invited to play the iconic character Neo, but turned down the proposal.

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And in a recent interview with the magazine Esquire, Reeves was asked how he felt about not being the first choice to star in ‘Matrix‘. In response, the star thanked the Smith for having rejected the opportunity, making the project one of the greatest experiences of her life.

“That was such a wonderful creative experience and being able to play Neo in the trilogy and now in the fourth film… it impacted my life personally and creatively. Thank you very much”.

A test view of ‘Matrix Ressurections‘ has already been performed by Warner Bros. and according to the portal World of Reel, the upcoming production is definitely something new and far from being a direct sequel to the original trilogy.

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A secret and unknown source, who would have seen the film, detailed some supposed information regarding the film and several possible spoilers were brought to light.

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The viewer in question still uses the classic horror of Wes Craven, ‘The New Nightmare – The Return of Freddy Krueger’, as a reference point. In the plot, all characters seem to be fully aware of the original trilogy.

the Morpheus of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Agent Smith from Jonathan Groff are re-encoded versions of their previous iterations, with Neil Patrick Harris being the villain’s interpreter.

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Here, Neo (Keanu Reeves) is actually a game developer working for a company owned by Warner Bros., called Deus Machina, who created console titles that form a series known as The Matrix.

Remember that none of the information was confirmed by Warner Bros., therefore, treat everything as rumours.

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Set to premiere on December 22 in national cinemas, ‘The Matrix Resurrections‘ is a continuation of the story set out in the first film MATRIX.

In the plot, Reeves e Moss return as cinematic icons Neo & Trinity in an expansion of their story that ventures back into the Matrix and even deeper into the rabbit hole.

A mind-blowing new adventure with action and epic scale, set in a familiar but even more provocative world, where reality is more subjective than ever and all it takes to see the truth is to free your mind.

20 years after the first film, the franchise that helped define pop culture at the turn of the century is back in a continuation and extension of the original film. Matrix remains in the zeitgeist as a film that changed the way we look at cinema and reality itself. With its revolutionary action and visuals, The Matrix helped pave the way for the movies to come.

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Besides Reeves (Neo), the feature has the return of Carrie-Ann Moss (Trinity), Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe) e Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson), in addition to introducing Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci e Priyanka Chopra.

Matrix‘ was released in 1999 and acclaimed around the world for its pioneering visual effects. The original won four Oscars and grossed $463 million worldwide.

Two sequels followed, ‘Matrix: Reloaded’ e ‘Matrix: Revolutions‘, both released in theaters in 2003.

In all, the trilogy earned US$1.6 billion dollars for a Warner Bros Pictures.

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