When a Fourth Matrix film was finally announced, the obvious conclusion is that sisters and co-directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski would both be back in the franchise. So it was a surprise to learn that Lana would be in the sole director’s chair for The matrix: resurrections. Now, Lilly Wachowski has explained why she chose to leave Neo, Trinity, and the others behind.
Her answer is quite simple, really: she didn’t want to.
“There was something about going back and being a part of something I had done before that was expressly unappealing,” she told a Television Critics Association panel. for his current TV series on Showtime, Work in progress (Going through Winter is coming). “Like, I didn’t want to have gone through my transition and gone through this massive upheaval in my life, the feeling of loss of my mom and dad, wanting to go back to something that I had done before and kind of stepping on it. old paths I had taken, I felt emotionally unsatisfying and quite the opposite. Like I’m going to go back and live in these old shoes in a way. And I didn’t want to do that.
Lilly Wachowski did three Matrix movies; it is very reasonable that she is not interested in doing a fourth. And, as she notes, having only publicly coming out as a trans woman in March 2016, has grown a lot since the end of the trilogy. His desire to leave the past in the past and keep moving forward with his life is quite understandable. She was also very circumspect in speaking on behalf of her sister and her own decision. to go back to The matrix, only telling Lana that had “different reasons” for deciding to do Resurrections. And that’s good too!
Former stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett-Smith are also returning to The matrix: resurrections, which is currently set to hit theaters and on HBO Max on December 22. If you want to hear about the film’s first images, you can check out our recap. here!
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