“The Matrix Resurrections” Teaser—With 180,000 Potential Unique Videos—Revealed

Will you take the red pill? Of course you will. Warner Bros. has revealed the first 180,000 teasers (you read that right) for The Matrix Resurrections, with the full trailer coming Thursday. The teasers are available on the film’s just-launched website, WhatIsTheMatrix.com. In just one of the teasers we got after selecting the red pill, we get voice over from Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character, who we know, thanks to the footage shared during CinemaCon, will playing a Morpheus-like guide for Neo (Keanu Reeves), who opens Resurrections seemingly having forgotten (or compelled to forget) everything he fought for in the previous Matrix films.

This is an appropriate way to tease director Lana Wachowski’s return to her groundbreaking franchise. When you go to the site, you can choose between the red or the blue pill, and depending on your choice and what time of day it is, you will see one of 180,000 unique teaser videos, including footage and narration. It’s wild and does make you feel, if only a little bit, like your reality is being momentarily molded by forces outside your control. In other words, very Matrix-y!

As far as actual plot points about The Matrix Resurrections, we’re all still taking the blue pill. Even with the footage shown at CinemaCon, the long-awaited fourth film in the game-changing, culture-defining sci-fi saga remains a mystery. Lana Wachowski directs from a script she co-wrote with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell (you might recall that Mitchell’s ingenious novel “Cloud Atlas” became a Lana and Lilly Wachowski epic). Resurrections will be true to its title and resurrect a trio of the original trilogy’s stars—Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Newcomers include the aforementioned Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, and Brian J. Smith.

The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and HBO Max on December 22. Check out the more staid, normal YouTube teaser below:

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Featured image: “The Matrix Resurrections” teaser poster. Courtesy of Warner Bros.


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