New “The Matrix Resurrections” Teaser Explores Dangerous Déjà Vu

In the Matrix franchise, déjà vu isn’t just a curious but ultimately harmless experience of something you’re experiencing for the first time feeling like a memory. It is, rather, a glitch in the Matrix itself, and one of the early lessons that Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) taught Neo (Keanu Reeves) in the original film. In a new teaser for The Matrix Resurrections, we get to revisit the importance of déjà vu in the franchise, with hints at how strange of a journey Neo has ahead of him.

The teaser is a seriously mind-melting trip down memory lane, as we see images from Matrix‘s old and new, showing us moments when Neo’s world was ripped from the lies of the blue pill to the terrifying reality of the red. In Lana Wachowski’s new feature, Neo will be venturing back into the Matrix on a quest that seems centered on Trinity. He’ll meet new allies that feel like old friends, like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s young Morpheus and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Niobe. He’ll have to find not only Trinity but his old self, as it seems he’s almost forgotten everything he’s already been through. As he tells Neil Patrick Harris’s shrink in the film’s official trailer, “I have dreams that aren’t just dreams.” No, my friend, those are memories, and that’s the Matrix.

Through it all, the journey back into the Matrix will present Neo with no shortage of moments he feels he almost remembers. The Matrix will change things—that’s how it keeps its dreaming captives hostage—and it’ll be up to Neo to figure out what’s real, and what he needs to change himself.

Wachowski directs from a script she co-wrote with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell. Joining Reeves, Moss, Abdul-Mateen II, Pinkett Smith and Harris are Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, 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 trailer below:

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Featured image: Main Art for “The Matrix Resurrections.” Courtesy Warner Bros.


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