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‘The Matrix 4’ director toyed with idea of never finishing movie

Published : 10 Nov 2021 09:04 PM | Updated : 12 Nov 2021 11:36 AM

Sessica Henwick, one of the new cast members of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’, reveals that director Lana Wachowski toyed with the idea of never finishing the movie after the Covid shutdown. The latest installment in ‘The Matrix’ franchise began production back in February of 2020 with filming taking place in San Francisco, Germany and Chicago. Yet, like many other productions, filming was promptly halted in March of that same year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Actor Keanu Reeves confirmed filming had officially resumed in Berlin in August of 2020 and principal photography wrapped a few months later, in November of that year. Originally slated to debut on May 21, 2021, the pandemic also pushed back its premiere to April 1. The Matrix Resurrections was then pushed back again to December 22, 2021, and it doesn't appear it will be delayed anymore. The film will serve as Warner Bros.' last movie to be simultaneously released to theaters and HBO Max. While the release date is fast approaching, recent news tells that the film was almost never finished. 

During an interview about ‘The Matrix Resurrections’, Henwick revealed that the Covid shutdown almost stopped the production completely. Apparently, with the shutdown happening right in the middle of production, the film's director toyed with the idea of never finishing the movie. Henwick recalls Wachowski telling her, "Well, maybe that's it. Maybe we won't come back and film the rest of it." According to Henwick, Wachowski's justification for such a thought was that the new Matrix "would go down as this legendary film," owing to that fact that "no one will ever be able to see it."      -Collider

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