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Wachowskis Not Involved In New Matrix Movie, But Hopes It Is Better Than Original

It looks as though the fourth Matrix movie is a go, but the original directors of the renowned trilogy, the Wachowski Sisters, will not be involved with it, much to the disappointment of fans.

This was revealed by Lilly Wachowski during a Television Critics Association panel for her new Showtime series, Work in Progress. She, along with sister Lana Wachowski, won’t be reprising their directorial roles in the new Matrix film.

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From Left: Lilly and Lana Wachowski, co-directors of the original The Matrix trilogy.

“Well, I’m a little busy at the moment,” Wachowski explained to /Film, in relation to her involvement in her TV series. Despite this, she expressed her support towards Warner Bros. and whoever is set to direct the new movie in the interview.

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I like it when stories go out into the world and then come back to you in different ways. I mean, that’s what storytelling is all about. I’m part of a bigger thing. I don’t have any ownership over stuff like that, so whatever story anybody wants to tell, I can’t wait to hear. I hope it’s better than the original.

Lilly Wachowski on the new Matrix movie being produced by Warner Bros.

This marks a turning point in the iconic sci-fi franchise, with lead actor Keanu Reeves also reportedly not on the books to return as series protagonist Neo. Instead, Black Panther and Creed star Michael B. Jordan looks set to take centre stage as the new face of The Matrix 4.


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