Warner Bros. has a major year ahead of it. Just recently, we got the first official trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong. It was followed by a teaser of the various projects that will hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously throughout the year. Among them, there is also the highly anticipated release of the fourth entry in the Matrix franchise. So far, we heard very little from the project and many were still wondering if we would get a similar naming scheme from the last two sequels, Reloaded and Revolutions. Well, it looks like this is actually the case, as the title was accidentally leaked online when the production wrap gifts were shown off on Instagram. It reveals that the film’s name will be Matrix: Resurrections.
The title of the new Matrix movie has been leaked.
Reloaded -> Revolutions -> Resurrections. pic.twitter.com/bes1DELq0d
— Matt Brian (@m4tt) January 30, 2021
Resurrection is a perfect title. It continues the trend of each sequel including a play on a word that starts with “re”. It is the revival of the franchise that ended in 2003. Lana Wachowski also returned to direct, write and produce the series. Many of the actors are also set to return from the original trilogy, which includes Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The film is currently set to release in December, so we have no idea what direction the story might be heading and how it continues the story of Neo.
As Warner Bros. has been holding back with their trailers, we might not get an official trailer until a few months before the release, so the title reveals might not officially happen until then. It is the second time a title was accidentally leaked online, as Jared Leto also accidentally released the subtitle for the upcoming Tron film half a year ago. Hopefully, as time goes by 2021, Warner Bros. might start release trailers a bit earlier than just two months in advance so we find out what the future has in store for Neo and Trinity.