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The Matrix is being rebooted, but there’s no sign of Keanu Reeves or the Wachowskis

There is no spoon but there is going to be a reboot. 18 years (!) after The Matrix was first released, it looks like we’ll be taking the red pill all over again – but this time without Keanu Reeves. 

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on the revival of the iconic franchise (which, let’s face it, only had one good movie) with planning in the “early stages.” There are even whispers that Fantastic Four’s Michael B. Jordan is in the running for the lead role.

But, as of writing, there’s no Keanu Reeves attached to the project (maybe someone should kill Neo’s dog?) and, crucially, no mention of the Wachowskis, who wrote and directed every previous Matrix movie.

Could this Matrix return finally be the rare thing Hollywood has been craving: The One good reboot?

Image: Warner Bros.

Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.