The resurrections completely configure the matrix 5
Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Matrix Resurrections.
Lana Wachowski is wrong because Matrix resurrections settles permanently Matrix 5. The end of Matrix resurrections concluded the new story that the director – who helmed the film without his sister Lilly Wachowski – wanted to tell by revisiting the characters of Neo and Trinity. However, it also leaves the door open for a possible sequel (or spin-off) if Wachowski wishes to revisit the world of The Matrix once again.
Matrix resurrections was a balanced dose of nostalgia and unexplored storytelling that brought Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) back after the former sacrificed himself and the latter died in Matrix revolutions. The sequel, the fourth installment of the franchise, is all about second chance, reintegrating into a world that is the same but different, and the purpose of the characters in it. Neo, who reuses Thomas Anderson’s name, is back in The Matrix and working as a video game developer. However, he senses that something is wrong and it is validated when he is found and saved by Bugs (Jessica Henwick) and Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), who alert him to the mystery surrounding his resurrection – a mystery which involves the analyst, Neo’s therapist in the Matrix.
Wachowski said what to do Matrix resurrections was for very personal reasons, a way to mourn her parents, who died five weeks apart. Going back to a familiar story and bringing Neo and Trinity back for another adventure was one way for her to process those feelings. When asked if Matrix resurrections could lead to an entirely new trilogy, Wachowski’s answer was firmly in the negative. However, just because there might not be a whole trilogy after Resurrections, that does not mean that Wachowski could never do Matrix 5 (which has not been officially confirmed). There’s a lot of loose plot threads left hanging around Matrix resurrections that a potential sequel could link. This is how the film plays out Matrix 5.
Smith is on the loose at the end of the Matrix Resurrections
While Agent Smith – now played by Jonathan Groff – helped Neo take down the analyst, the character is still a wild card. He couldn’t go after Neo as he previously wanted as he was controlled by the analyst, and so he reached out to his old enemy. However, at the end of Matrix resurrections, Smith regained control of his actions. Now that he’s a free agent and no longer an ally of Neo and Trinity, it’s possible that he’s the main villain of Matrix 5 if that happens. It’s clear he wants to upset Neo as much as possible. Now that he’s no longer in the pipeline, Smith could reappear as the villain in a potential sequel. The possibilities are limitless.
How will Neo and Trinity build a better world in the Matrix?
Neo negotiated peace between machines and humans in Matrix revolutions. While Matrix resurrections leaves the machines on the periphery, choosing to focus more on the analyst and his machinations, the ending sees Neo and Trinity swear to build a better world by reshaping the Matrix. Of course, that suggests freeing as many people as possible from the simulation. However, it’s been a bit of that, made this situation. Now that there is a new Matrix and the changes in the real world have seen multiple machines joining humans to work together, Matrix 5 might answer the question of what exactly a better world means and how to get there.
There could be a whole storyline of Neo and Trinity working on change, convincing those connected to The Matrix to leave and giving them a choice the Analyst clearly didn’t want them to have. How that could happen might be left to the imagination for now, but it’s certainly a pretty intriguing arc that could be explored further in a sequel to Matrix resurrections. After all, the movie was about how peace and harmony had only lasted so long before, and it would be interesting to see how things could be different now that Neo and Trinity are here to lead the changes.
Machines could launch an attack on Io in Matrix 5
There may have been some peace between humans and machines after Neo’s sacrifice in Matrix revolutions, but that didn’t last too long once the machines realized they needed the humans in the Matrix for power. As Niobe warned, war was brewing again, which is why she didn’t want to join the mission to save Trinity; it would have upset the carefully kept balance between the machines and the human inhabitants of Io (especially as a result of what happened in Zion). Niobe didn’t want what happened to Zion to happen again. However, now that Trinity and Neo have taken control of the Matrix, the combative machines that still seek to control humans might consider attacking Io in an effort to stop them from trying to build this better world.
When it comes to peace, it never seems permanent – this is especially true in The matrix franchise, which has undergone some changes thanks to the upheaval of the status quo, but it didn’t stay that way for long. Neo and Trinity again pushing for change and wanting to free the minds of people from the Matrix could increase the tension between machines and humans more than ever before. So during Matrix resurrections gives the audience (and Neo and Trinity) some sort of happy ending, machines that still want control surely won’t allow their actions to go unchecked.
Who are “the costumes” in The Matrix Resurrections?
Neo and Trinity were able to stop the analyst and take control of the simulation, but he mentioned that he was reporting to his superiors (aka “the suits”). Considering Matrix resurrections hinted that there were humans in the real world working alongside machines to control humans, Matrix 5 could reveal them as the costumes. Whoever they are, they clearly want to keep control over the humans in the Matrix so that they can continue to power the machines. Setting up a conflict between Neo, Trinity (whose Matrix name is Tiffany) and the suits could unlock another unexplored aspect of the story – one that would see a balance between humans and machines simultaneously working together and each other. against others.
Ultimately, Matrix resurrections has left enough stories open to continue if Lana Wachowski chooses to make another film in the franchise. Not all stories have to be well put together, but the world of Matrix resurrections proved that there is definitely more story to tell. Whether or not Matrix 5 Nothing is ever really happening right now, but the possibilities to further explore the world of Neo and Trinity, or even do a spin-off with Bugs and his crew, are certainly there.
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