On August 20, 2019, the leak of director Chad Stahelski was made official through a statement from Warner Bros. President Toby Emmerich: “The Matrix 4” was a reality, it would bring back Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne. Moss to play Neo and Trinity, and Lana Wachowksi would lead the production, co-writing with Alekandar Hemon and David Mitchell, and directing.
Since then, the desire to see this sequel – two decades after the first one – has been increasing since it became known that on February 4, 2020, filming had begun in San Francisco, spreading to Germany and Chicago. Unfortunately, just over a month later, filming was forced to stop due to the coronavirus pandemic, being resumed again in August in Berlin, Germany.
Little by little details have been known, such as that in this installment the fans will see again Jada Pinkett-Smith as Niobe, Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson, and Lambert Wilson as the Merovingian. Although, there will also be absences such as Hugo Weaving, who will not return as the charismatic Agent Smith, and a Lawrence Fishburne who has regretted not playing the iconic Morpheus again.
In order not to cry so much with those absences, it is that a new and flowery cast were unveiled; Most notably, Priyanka Chopra, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (as a rejuvenated version of Morpheus).
However, for many the incorporations had already ended, but it is not like that, one was missing: Christina Ricci and, although her announcement has not been made with pomp and dish as they usually do on other occasions, but her name has appeared as part of the cast in a press kit shared by Warner.
The study has not wanted to give more details about Ricci’s participation, it is not known who he will play, if it will be a weighty role or just a brief cameo.