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New Matrix Title in The Works with Drew Goddard as Director

Matrix 1999 (Photo from IMDB)

On Wednesday, Warner Brothers officially announced that Drew Goddard will direct a new film that will continue The Matrix franchise.

This means that Lana and Lilly Wachowski, the previous directors of the series, will not be leading this time around. However, Lana will still be involved as the executive producer.

We currently have no news about the sequel’s casting or plot. However, Jesse Ehrman, the President of Production of Warner Bros. Motion Pictures, reassured the community that the upcoming narrative will definitely improve the fantasy world fans love. He also confirmed they won’t stray far from what made the series special.

Apparently, Drew Goddard himself came to Warner Bros. and shared his ambitious vision. Everyone was excited to hear his plan, which honored Lana and Lilly’s creation 25 years ago.

“Drew came to Warner Bros with a new idea that we all believe would be an incredible way to continue the Matrix world, by both honoring what Lana and Lilly began over 25 years ago and offering a unique perspective based on his own love of the series and characters. The entire team at Warner Bros Discovery is thrilled for Drew to be making this new Matrix film, adding his vision to the cinematic canon the Wachowskis spent a quarter of a century building here at the studio.”

Jesse Ehrman on the new Matrix via Deadline

Goddard himself mentioned that their film inspired him “on a daily basis,” and he is very proud and grateful for what they’ve done.

“It is not hyperbole to say The Matrix films changed both cinema and my life. Lana and Lilly’s exquisite artistry inspires me on a daily basis, and I am beyond grateful for the chance to tell stories in their world.”

Drew Goddard on Lana and Lilly’s work

More about Drew Goddard and the matrix

Drew Goddard (Photo from Karl Walter/Getty Images)
Photo from Karl Walter/Getty Images

Goddard is an American director, producer, and writer. He wrote the screenplay for The Martian and directed the inspiring TV series The Good Place. He was also the man behind the Cabin in the Woods.

Goddard was previously nominated for “Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay” at the 2016 Oscars for The Martian. Additionally, he was a three-time nominee for the Emmys:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series 2020 – The Good Place
  • Outstanding Comedy Series 2019 – The Good Place
  • Outstanding Drama Series 2008 – Lost

The Wachowskis wrote and directed the first Matrix movie in 1999. Sadly, despite Warner Bros.’s insistence, they were uncomfortable creating a sequel. As a result, Lana Wachowski solely directed the 2021 Matrix Resurrections. Unfortunately, this film didn’t meet success due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

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