By the time the fourth film in the Matrix franchise releases it’ll have been almost eighteen years since the original trilogy ended. Many were ecstatic to hear that Lana Wachowski would be returning to helm the next film alongside the return of multiple main cast members from the original films. The list includes Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Daniel Bernhardt, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Plot details for the upcoming film remain under wraps with the only clue to the premise of the film being a leak from a wrap gift. It revealed that the film’s title is Matrix: Resurrections. With the film in the can, it seems there’s one rather late addition to its outstanding cast.
In a new report from Collider, it is being reported that actress Christina Ricci has joined the cast of the upcoming film with details on her character currently unknown. It seems it was a well-hidden secret and recently was added into the recent press kit. She is best known for her work in the Addams Family films in which she played Wednesday Addams, and even once worked with the Wachowskis on the 2008 live-action adaption of Speed Racer.
The upcoming Matrix film is currently set to be released on December 16, 2021, and will be the first film in the franchise not co-directed by both Wachowski sisters, With Lilly Wachowski only serving as producer on the project alongside Lana due to prior commitments. Joining the returning cast members is a slew of high-profile talent with the likes of Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, and Max Riemelt.