‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Trailer Dropping on Thursday, First Footage Drops Online
Two teasers to the full trailer of The Matrix Resurrections dropped today online on an interactive website that barely received any promotion.
WhatIsTheMatrix.com was made available on Tuesday, giving visitors two options — taking the red or blue pills. Depending on the choice, they will be able to see a different video that features short clips from the movie (so short it is quite hard to take a screenshot from them). Both videos end with the title card “SEE THE FULL TRAILER IN 2 DAYS.” Then you are brought to the home page, and can choose your pill again. According to Entertainment Weekly, there are 180,000 variations of the videos you see.
The website has been owned by Warner Bros. since 1998 and was already used as part of the marketing campaign for the original movie. It has now been repurposed. The marketing campaign for the fourth movie is officially underway. In the clips, I was able to see Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character, a few different shots of Keanu Reeves’ Neo, several shots of blue pills in different scenarios, and a few other things without any context. The Thursday trailer will probably tailor all of it together.
Two weeks ago, at CinemaCon, attendees got the chance to see the full trailer for the movie, which was described by several outlets. The description from Deadline, for example, said:
The trailer begins with Neil Patrick Harris talking to Keanu Reeves’ Neo. A near future San Francisco. It appears that Neo is trapped in a humdrum world, much like his first self in the 1999 movie. He’s just not getting his surroundings.
“Am I crazy?” asks Reeves’ Neo. “We don’t use that word in here,” says Harris’ therapist.
Reeves comes in contact with Carrie Anne Moss’ Trinity in a cafe: “Have we met?” she asks Neo.
A shot of blue pills spilling into a sink, as Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” song plays.
Then a shot of Neo distorting into an old man in the mirror. A younger Morpheus tells Neo “time to fly,” handing him a red pill.
Then a lot of jumping, a lot of twists in midair, karate and all the acrobats we expect from a Matrix movie.
The Matrix Resurrections will debut both in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021.
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as authors like Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.