‘The Matrix 4’ Aims to Resume Principal Photography in Early July

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‘The Matrix 4’ is currently shut down due to coronavirus concerns, but Warner Bros. hopes to restart principal photography in eight weeks.


Variety is reporting that the studio has signed the actors up for an eight-week extension to keep them on hold, meaning they aim to be back on set by July 6.


The movie began principal photography back in February, and in March moved to Berlin, where it was supposed to be shooting in a sound stage but ended up canceling those plans due to coronavirus concerns. It is, therefore, safe to assume that production will resume in Germany, even though this has not been clarified. The evolution of the crisis in different parts of the world will probably be the deciding factor.


The movie will be directed by Lana Wachowski, from a script written by Aleksandar Hemon, David Mitchell and Lana Wachowski, and it will have Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles from the first three movies, with newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Gone Girl), Brian J. Smith (Sense8), Toby Onwumere (Sense8) and Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter). Stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are working on the film as well. It is currently slated for a 2021 release date.