'The Matrix' is Getting a Prequel Triology: 5 Reasons To Be Excited for More Trinity
Hey, cheer up, Sad Keanu! There’s some good news for Matrix fans out there! The franchise's creators, Andy and Lana Wachowski are currently working on a Matrix prequel trilogy. According to an exclusive tip at the Latino Review, "We’ve been told that the Wachowski’s have already started the writing process with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio."
So that Super Bowl ad may not have been completely out of left field after all, eh? The first Matrix film was released in 1999 (yes, it’s been 15 years) and was one of the biggest box office success stories. The follow-up, The Matrix Reloaded pulled in a whopping $91 million in its opening weekend and grossed nearlt $300 million in its entire run.The third installment of the trilogy raked in a nearly half of what the sequel generated, however, the franchise as a whole was still massively successful.
Since the Wachowski Brothers introduced the world to Neo, Trinity, and Morpheous, they’ve had a mixed bag of commercial success. The shaky Matrix spin-offs proved ho-hum along with flops like Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer. However, they were also behind cult favorite V for Vendetta and the upcoming Jupiter Ascending shows promise...and Channing Tatum.
Prequels are rough territory for film franchises. Monsters University paled in comparison to Monsters Inc. and we alllllllll know how Star Wars aficionados feel about Episodes I, II, and III. I can’t even wrap my head around what Dumb & Dumberer was trying to do. However, the Dark Knight trilogy and The Hobbit franchise kinda nailed it.
However, there’s actually a lot of really great territory for the Matrix prequel triology to cover. “But Rachel! The Matrix films are so gratuitously violent! There’s violent films and then theres Matrix-level violent films!” Yes, yes, reader, I do agree that The Matrix series was WAY more trigger happy than anything that normally suits my palate. HOWEVER,The Matrix films, particularly the first installment, displayed an absolute badass female hero. My hopes here are that the Matrix Prequels give us a strong and complex backstory to the series’ most interesting character (now with 50% less catsuits!), Trinity. Here’s why Carrie-Ann Moss was the best part of The Matrix:
That whole thing about helping Neo discover he's "The One" and saving everyone
Yeah, she's basically the reason everyone lived.
Trinity gave the film its emotional core.
Because, of course she did. Keanu was too busy being all "Woah" and Morpheus was too busy saying things in a gravely, sexy way.
Carrie-Ann Moss gave us one of the most iconic shots in film history:
She was basically the Hermione to Neo's Harry potter. She was smart, cool, and collected while Neo was fuh-reaking out left and right.
And was just all-around tough as nails
Sorry fellas, what was that? I was too busy running through fire like a ninja.