The Matrix 4's Style Will Be Different Than Original Trilogy
New franchise star Neil Patrick Harris says The Matrix 4 represents a shift in terms of the visual style employed by writer-director Lana Wachowski. Harris appears in an as-yet-undisclosed role in the sci-fi/action sequel, alongside returning stars Keanu Reeves (Neo) and Carrie-Ann Moss (Trinity). The long-awaited third sequel to the hit 1999 genre-defining movie is currently filming in Berlin, following a lengthy delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Wachowski, who co-wrote and co-directed all three films in the original trilogy alongside her sister Lilly, tackled this fourth film alone.
Harris isn't the only new cast member in The Matrix 4. Joining the cast are Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Candyman), Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones), and Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter), among others. Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe) and Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian) are expected to reprise their roles from the sequels too. The plot of the much-anticipated film is being kept tightly under wraps, though speculation says that Reeves and Moss will take on different roles in the movie, Mateen, and Henwick stepping up as the new leads. This could, of course, turn out to be wrong, given the secrecy around the plots in the franchise. One thing is for sure, though: Wachowski is expected to make extensive use of wirework stunts, as well as groundbreaking CGI, just like the first three did.
Now, speaking on Sirius XM's Jess Cagle Show (via THR), Harris, who claims his role is "small," says that Wachowski's visual style has changed for the upcoming movie. Harris adds that the ...
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