Keanu Reeves was fully onboard for The Matrix 4 after reading the”wonderful” storyline.
The actor spoke about the upcoming sequel to the first trilogy from Lana and Lilly Wachowski in Empire magazine’s Heroes issue.
“Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a terrific story that resonated with me,” Reeves, 55, told the magazine. “That is the only real reason to perform it. To work together with her is amazing.”
He continued, “It has been exceptional, and the story has, I believe, some meaningful things to say, and that we can take some nourishment from.”
Reeves is reprising his role as Neo and reuniting with his costar, Carrie-Anne Moss, who starred as Trinity.
Moss, 52, told Empire, “I never believed it would occur” when discussing the fourth installment in the franchise.
“It was never on my radar at all,” Moss said, agreeing with Reeves about the script because the reason to film another film.
“As it was brought to me at the manner that it was introduced to me personally, with unbelievable depth and all of the integrity and artistry that you could imagine, I was like, and this is a present,'” Moss said. “It was just fascinating.”
The first Matrix movie hit theatres in 1999 and became an instant phenomenon. A sequel, The Matrix Reloaded, along with a third movie, The Matrix Revolutions, afterward followed in 2003.
The franchise follows Reeves’ Neo and a string of heroes fighting against machine overlords that have imprisoned human beings.
The films also starred Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving, in Addition to Jada Pinkett-Smith. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, or Priyanka Chopra are reported to star in the fourth movie.
This past year, Reeves told Entertainment Tonight that he’s”absolutely” excited about the new film. And even though he kept quiet about this upcoming installment in the film franchise’s plot, one was given a hint by Reeves.