‘The Matrix’ isn’t being rebooted after all.
According to Birth.Movies.Death, the upcoming ‘Matrix’ flick won’t be a reboot. Instead, it looks as though Warner Bros. is going to be expanding ‘The Matrix’ universe… and it could be starting with a young Morpheus movie.
“WB is not interested in rebooting The Matrix, but rather in exploring expanded universe concepts,” they explained. “And according to two independent sources we’ve spoken with, one idea that’s gained a lot of support is a prequel film starring Michael B. Jordan as a young Morpheus.”
Apparently, Warner Bros. has already established a writers room to expand ‘The Matrix’ universe… and a young Morpheus movie is one of the most popular concepts to date.
“Our understanding is that a Morpheus film has long been a concept favored by the folks at Warner Bros,” they explained. “The studio has established a writer’s room (a sure-fire sign that WB is gunning for multiple films/franchises), and our further understanding is that this Morpheus idea is one of several being kicked around.”
One of several?
That certainly sounds as though there’s more than one option to go forward with… and with such a huge array of interesting characters, I can’t help wondering whether a young Trinity or the like could also be in the works.
Still, it looks as though Warner Bros. is keen to stamp out rumours that ‘The Matrix’ is being rebooted, with screenwriter Zak Penn emphasizing this isn’t the case.
“All I can say at this point is no one could or should REBOOT the Matrix,” he said via Twitter. “People who know Animatrix and the comics understand. Can’t comment yet except to say that the words ‘reboot’ and ‘remake’ were from an article. Let’s stop responding to inaccurate news. If I were going to recast Keanu Reeves, I would cast Keanu Reeves. Look at what people are doing with Xmen universe. Between Logan and Legion and Deadpool, does anyone want them to stop? Not me.”
It’s certainly sounding a lot more promising.
After all, ‘The Matrix’ really doesn’t need to be rebooted. But more stories in that same universe? I’m ready to swallow the red pill and see what happens.