Zak Penn has responded to the speculation on his possible involvement in a fourth 'Matrix' movie. You can view our original post on the Matrix reboot here. In a series of tweets, the writer made his position on the matter clear:
All I can say at this point is no one could or should REBOOT the Matrix. People who know Animatrix and the comics understand.— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) 15 March 2017
Can't comment yet except to say that the words "reboot" and "remake" were from an article. Let's stop responding to inaccurate news.— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) 17 March 2017
If I were going to recast Keanu Reeves, I would cast Keanu Reeves.— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) 17 March 2017
How about just re-release the matrix? Don't reboot it, you can't do better.— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) 17 March 2017
Do I want to see more stories set in the universe of the matrix? Yes. Because it's a brilliant idea that generates great stories.— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) 17 March 2017
Look at what people are doing with Xmen universe. Between Logan and Legion and Deadpool, does anyone want them to stop? Not me.— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) 17 March 2017
Apparently the project was never meant to be a reboot, but an expansion. Much like what is being done with the Star Wars and X-Men universes. Where he'll take the story is another question. At the end of Revolutions, Neo formed a truce with the Machine leader who agreed to free all the humans. In exchange Neo would destroy Agent Smith, who had taken over the Matrix.
It was the Architect who asked: "just how long do you think this peace is going to last?" And the Oracle who pointed out: "everything that has a beginning, has an end". So what new nightmare will mankind face and will Michael B. Jordan be 'The One' to save them?