The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth film in the franchise, is no longer a glitch in your fantasies — it’s real, and the full trailer drops tomorrow.
In the meantime, you can catch your first glimpse of the new footage in this cool interactive teaser, which offers you a choice. You know the deal: red pill or blue pill?
Head on over to thechoiceisyours.whatisthematrix.com (a clever resurrection of the original 90s domain) to watch one of two versions of the teaser. The red offers glimpses of star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, apparently going through the familiar process of post-Matrix “rebirth,” while a familiar-sounding voice (that’s definitely not Laurence Fishburne) tells you “This could be the first day of the rest of your life — but if you want it, you have to fight for it.” The blue, narrated in blandly menacing Agent-like tones by Neil Patrick Harris, informs you that you’ve lost the ability to tell reality from fiction.
Both teasers detect your device’s local time and incorporate it into the voiceover, which is a fun and creepy touch. And the selection of brief, vivid clips from the film — most of them visual echoes of familiar imagery from the first movie — is a little different every time you watch, even if you choose the same pill again.
And yes, you can also see Carrie-Ann Moss and Keanu looking a bit more John Wick than Neo — but clearly ready to battle the robots once again.
The Matrix Resurrections is slated for release in theaters and on HBO Max from December 22.