Red pill or Blue pill? The Matrix franchise has been dominating the big-screen ever since its debut back in '99. But with the latest installment now in theaters, one question remains: will we be getting another sequel? Here's what the film's director had to say for himself.
On December 26, James McTeigue sat down with Collider to talk about the making of his latest drop: green-screen magic, troubles on set, and, of course, deleted scenes that never made it to our screen. For starters, "There are always scenes that don't make it," as The Matrix Resurrections' director explained. "I think that's just a natural part of it."
But while we'll keep this page spoiler-free, we will say that the scenes that did make the final cut left things very much "up in the air." Will Keanu make yet another return to the underground? Or is his latest saga simply one and done? "Look, for us, I think, at the moment, it's just the movie you've seen," McTeigue explained. "We've got no prequel in mind. We've got no sequel in mind. We've got no further trilogy." Then again, don't rule anything out. "I think the film also works where it's really open to audience interpretation," he noted.
In other words, "What happened in those 60 years before they fished Neo out again, or Thomas Anderson to Neo? When Neo and Trinity are there... what do they actually mean that they're going to change?" he teased. So I think that it's out there, but it's not in our wheelhouse at the moment."
In case you forgot, Neo and co. made their return to our screens December 22. Safe to say, the long-awaited installment picked up right where we left off: "to find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr. Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more," The Matrix Resurrections' promo teased. Catch the latest chapter - now streaming on HBO Max - to find that one out for yourself.
And, of course, stay tuned.