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‘Matrix 4’ Cast and Release Date: Everything We Know So Far

You knew Keanu was back, but here's the rest of the scoop on the unlikely return of the cyberpunk franchise.

Credit: Warner Bros

The fact that a fourth Matrix movie is happening is pretty insane. Not only has it been 20 years since the original film was released in 1999, but by the time the fourth movie comes out, it will have been 18 years since the third movie came out. That’s right! A release date for Matrix 4 has been locked-in. Here’s what we know, plus who is in the cast, so far.

Release Date 

According to Variety, it looks like Matrix 4 will be released by Warner Bros in theaters on May 21, 2021. So, basically, not this coming Memorial Day weekend, but the following one. This makes its release date most similar to Matrix: Reloaded, which was released on May 15, 2003.

Confirmed Cast

The cast of the next Matrix is looking pretty fly. Sometime in the near future, possibly the most popular movie franchise from your high school years will return. And now, it doesn’t have anything to do with superheroes or Jedi knights. As of right now, production on The Matrix 4 has begun and that means we’ve started to figure out who is actually in the cast. Now, there are a few obvious ones, but there are also a few surprises.

So, who is in and who is out for Matrix 4? Here’s the good, the bad, and the you-had-no-idea about the casting for this retro-cyberpunk sequel, coming out, sometime in the next few years.


Keanu Reeves as Neo

This was an obvious one. You can’t go back to the Matrix without Neo. So yeah, Keanu is back.

Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity

Ditto for Trinity. Carrie-Anne Moss was announced when the project was announced.

Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf

Neil Patrick Harris as somebody 

What’s this! It’s the villainous ac-tor Count Olaf? Yep, the excellent Neil Patrick Harris is somehow in the movie. Let’s hope he’s the bad guy.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as somebody else

The actor perhaps most famous for a supporting role in Aquaman is rumored to the lead of this film. Is he the new Neo?

Rumored Cast

Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe

While not 100 percent confirmed, there’s also talk that Jada Pinkett Smith as been approached to reprise her role as Niobe from the original trilogy. This has not been made clear, but obviously, if you saw her in Gotham, you know she can still nail this kind of crazy role.


Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus 

So far, nothing has been said about whether or not the most badass member of the original Matrix squad will return. Right now, let’s just cross our fingers that Morpheus is a surprise secret revelation.

Matrix 4 is set to be released on May 21, 2021