As we keep moving toward the end of the year, there’s one thing on all of our minds: The Matrix. Thankfully, there’s a new official trailer to keep us satisfied until the movie comes out later this month!
Where previous trailers and clips for the upcoming sequel have left us mostly in the dark about what The Matrix: Resurrections is actually about, this new one seems to give us some hints at the plot of the movie.
The new trailer shows scenes from the current film alongside parallel scenes from the original film trilogy from the early late'90s/early 2000s, and like Looking and Glee alum Jonathan Groff said in the first Resurrections trailer, we really are “going back to the Matrix.”
“We can’t see it, but we’re all trapped inside these strange, repeating loops,” a voiceover says. It’s a trippy, deja vu-filled clip that messes with your sense of reality in the exact way The Matrix should.
The trailer seems to indicate that Neo and Trinity have been plugged back into the Matrix, and have had their memories of what happened in the original trilogy erased. In this movie, they have to fight to remember, and they have to fight to get back together. But don’t worry, Neo still knows kung fu.
We also get some better looks at some of the new characters. Throughout the trailer, Jessica Henwick’s blue-haired character Bugs looks extremely badass, and we can’t wait to see more of her. We also get a look at a grizzled veteran Jada Pinkett-Smith, who seemingly survived the Machine Wars of the first movies. Groff’s character also had more to do in this trailer, mysteriously repeating some of the evil Agent Smith’s famous lines from the original. He’s playing Thomas Anderson’s (Neo when he’s inside the Matrix) business partner, but it seems like there’s much more to him than meets the eye.
The film also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Director Lana Wachowski returns to the genre-defining franchise once more, writing the movie with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon.
Watch the new trailer below!
The Matrix: Resurrections will be in theaters and on HBO Max December 22. Don’t miss it!