With a release date of December 22nd, 2021, The Matrix: Resurrections is still a ways off, but you can see two (and perhaps more) teasers for the highly anticipated picture today, ahead of a full trailer on Thursday. The teasers are gated by the film franchise’s all-too-familiar option — red pill or blue pill? — on the freshly resurrected “What is The Matrix” website.
After pushing through identifiable threads of vertical green scrolling code, the red pill teaser makes direct references to the series’ revolutionary battle, with footage of what seems to be returning actress Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, Keanu Reeves as Neo, and new cast member Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The real-time time of day is noted in a voiceover addressed at you, the viewer, and how “it might be today is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you have to fight for it.”
The trailer for the blue pill, which features Jonathan Groff’s voice stylings, warns you about “losing the capacity to differentiate truth from fantasy” while showing scenes of large amounts of blue tablets. “When our imaginations put us in danger, it becomes an issue. Isn’t it true that we don’t want anyone to get hurt?” Groff’s voiceover comes to a close.
The teasers don’t give us much information, but they are certainly exciting. Not only because Warner Bros. appears to have jerry-rigged a way for the teaser to call out the time of day wherever you are, but also because the teasers themselves appear to be fluid, slotting in new clips — Keanu’s hand here, Groff smiling smugly at a city skyline there — depending on the time of day.
By visiting The Matrix website, you may examine all of the teaser variants for yourself.