Little bit of background before we get into the scoop. The studios M.O. has always been to deny any story before all the “pieces” are final.
For example, J.J. Abrams and the Khan denials, the new Star Wars trilogy, ID4 Sequels are all news stories broken by fan boy sites that were denied and ended up being TRUE. We can go on and on and with more examples but nonetheless, the studios and its reps will lie.
The scoop! For years people have joked, assumed and even have posted stories about new Matrix movies being in the works to eventually be revealed that the story was not true… How things have changed.
There is an old saying in Spanish, “Por La Plata Baila El Mono”, which loosely translates to “For the Money, The Monkey Dances.”
Cue the music, the monkey is about to dance.
The Wachowski siblings have a very long history over at Warner Bros. but with the exception of the Matrix Trilogy, none of their movies have had great financial success.
Speed Racer/Cloud Atlas tanked and let’s not kid ourselves, by the looks of it, Jupiter Ascending will not be much better.
We’ve been told that the Wachowski’s have already started the writing process with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio. No word if they will want to direct but my money says “Claro que Si!”.
Warner Bros. is desperate for a surefire franchise and will be making a push to have the new Matrix films ready to up against any new Star Wars and Avatar films by 2017.
So the big question, will Mr. Anderson be back? Who knows!! One of the early outlines was about the birth of the Matrix and now that WB is Terminator-less, some of suits would like to explore that early world but it’s way too early and the story is still very fluid.
I’ve been also told to that the previous animated Matrix films will not have any effect on the live action movies.
Will keep you updated with all the denials.
The derisive ending of the original Matrix trilogy include the bearded Architect suggesting that Neo wasn’t the first “One,” opening the story world for prequels.