It will be almost two decades since we last saw Neo sacrifice himself for the good of the existing human race, ensuring peace with the machines once and for all. Ever since then, with a slim promise of compromise between these two entities, we’ve been wondering about The Matrix 4 plot and how it would unfold. Now, Giant Freakin Robot has the exclusive from one of our trusted and proven sources about how this highly-anticipated film will shake out. It looks like we are getting fully back into the Matrix with a return to a somewhat familiar story.
According to our source, The Matrix 4 plot will put us about 60 years after the events of Matrix Revolutions. For many of the humans living outside the computer program, a literal lifetime has passed. But, of course, the Matrix has been rebooted, something we knew at the end of Revolutions. In this new timeline, there have been significant changes from the world we last left. Not all are still alive and the “world” has a divergent feel from the one Neo first entered all those years ago.
The Matrix 4 plot will set us up with the beginning of a story in a world that definitely looks different than when we last left it. First off, Zion is no longer, with the remaining humans not living in constant fear of the machines. In fact, some machines are even working with humans in some capacities. Morpheus is no longer alive though Niobe has taken his place, now the leader of the surviving (and thriving?) humans. Jada Pinkett Smith is still in the role and will be aged to look much older.
As for how the events unfold that possibly disturb the tentative and tenuous peace the humans and machines have created, we know that Neo makes a return. It’s unclear exactly how he’ll come back to life in this form, but we do know what he’s setting out to do. With Keanu Reeves back in the main role, Neo will be working to free a version of Trinity from the existing Matrix. Still played by Carrie-Anne Moss, this woman is named Tiffany and apparently lives a very “normal” life with her husband and kids within the program. In The Matrix 4 plot, Neo will be working to free her and likely acts in much the same way Morpheus onboarded him all those years ago.
One other element to The Matrix 4 plot will have Neil Patrick Harris in a major role. He’s going to be The Analyst, a proxy for Helmut Bakaitis’s Architect who helped broker some of the peace between the humans and machines. It stands to reason he also has a firm grip on the eventualities of the computer programs. How much Neil Patrick Harris’s character is there to help or harm isn’t quite clear.
In all, this The Matrix 4 plot is shaping up to drop us right back in the world we’ve come to know so well through the first three movies. Though time will have passed and the relationship between humans and machines has apparently evolved quite a bit, there will still be some of the familiar themes present. It’s shaping up to be a blockbuster film.
The Matrix 4 is set to release on December 22nd of this year. Lana Wachowski is back in the director’s chair after penning the script as well. In addition to the aforementioned cast members, Lambert Wilson will return as The Merovingian with other notables including Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Jonathan Groff, and Christina Ricci.