When we wrote our list of the most exciting movies coming in 2020 last year, we never expected that we’d still be waiting for so many of them. This has been a bizarre year and one that has forced movie studios to delay many of their biggest films.But 2020’s loss is 2021’s gain and so there is an embarrassment of riches heading into multiplexes in the next 12 months, as long as cinemas are able to open and show these movies to us.Read more: Best movies of 2020Read more: Best horror movies of 2020Read more: Most under-appreciated movies of 2020
The production of The Matrix 4 has been accused of holding a wrap party disguised as a scene from the long-awaited sci-fi sequel.
Lana Wachowski has made sure that The Matrix 4 has “shifted visually” from the original sci-fi trilogy, according to Neil Patrick Harris.
Hugo Weaving is befuddled by online men’s rights activists that are co-opting and misinterpreting The Matrix.
"For Lilly to come out and share that with us, I think is cool," Keanu Reeves says about Wachowski's recent confirmation of The Matrix's hidden messages.
While it's long been hoped that Laurence Fishburne would be returning with his blue pills and his red pills, he's confirmed that he won't be appearing in the forthcoming sequel The Matrix 4.
"For Lilly to come out and share that with us, I think is cool," Keanu Reeves says about Wachowski's recent confirmation of "The Matrix's" hidden messages.
Laurence Fishburne will not take another trip down the rabbit hole. The actor told New York Magazine that he “has not been invited” to reprise his iconic role in Lana Wachowski’s “The Matrix” sequel.“I have not been invited. Maybe that will make me write another play. I wish them well. I hope it’s great,” Fishburne told the publication.Of his role as Morpheus in the original “The Matrix” trilogy, Fishburne said: “It is probably the role that I’ll be best remembered for, which is great; it’s not the only thing I’ll be remembered for, which is better. What I get with him is I’ve got Darth Vader in this hand, and I’ve got Obi-Wan in that hand. I’ve got Bruce Lee, I’ve got Muhammad Ali shuffled in there, and I’ve got kung fu.”Also Read: Will Smith Explains Why He Turned Down 'The Matrix' to Star in 'Wild Wild West' Instead (Video)The plot, and details of the still-untitled sequel have been kept under wraps, but it’s expected to continue from the original trilogy. It’s unclear where it would pick up, but one reason Fishburne’s red pill, blue pill wielding character wouldn’t appear in “The Matrix 4” might be because he dies of gunshot wounds in “The Matrix Online,” a multiplayer online role-playing game that the Wachowskis blessed as a continuation of the films’ storyline. Though popular belief suggests that his death was faked.Lana Wachowski is directing “The Matrix” sequel from a script she penned with Aleksandar Hemon (“Sense8”) and David Mitchell (“Sense8”). Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett-Smith are reprising their roles from the original trilogy, and the film has added big names such as Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Neil Patrick Harris.In June, as a result of delays from the coronavirus shutdown, Warner Bros. said it was halting the 2021 release of the film, pushing it to spring 2022.The three previous films in the franchise — “The Matrix” from 1999, “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” both from 2003 – have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release.“It’s the old story in a modern context,” Fishburne said of “The Matrix.” “It’s the One, the Christ, the Buddha, the Godhead, the fully realized being told through the digital age.”Read original story Laurence Fishburne Explains Why He Won’t Appear in ‘The Matrix 4’ At TheWrap
Co-director Lilly Wachowski reveals the sci-fi blockbuster was an allegory about gender identity and "the desire for transformation" but that "the world wasn't quite ready for it."
He might have died the same year that The Matrix was released, but according to the movie's cinematographer, Stanley Kubrick's legacy cast a shadow over the less well received sequels.
We'll soon see Keanu Reeves back in his flowing trench coat as Neo in the anticipated Matrix sequel, The Matrix 4.
Chad Stahelski has opened up about collaborating with Lana Wachowski on the hugely anticipated fourth installment to The Matrix franchise.
HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s long-awaited streaming service, launches Wednesday with hundreds of titles, including beloved TV series, blockbuster film franchises and some originals created specifically for the new platform.And while we’re willing to bet you’ve heard classics like “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory” are among the offerings that will be available at launch, we’re also pretty sure you don’t know how many other shows and movies you’ll have access to on Day 1.And, as a bonus surprise, HBO announced all eight “Harry Potter” films as well as “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be available on launch day.Well, don’t worry, because TheWrap has rounded up a list of the biggest films and TV series will be streaming on HBO Max at launch so that you can decide if it’s worth the $14.99/month price tag, which is bumped down to an $11.99 introductory rate for the first year.Also Read: Here's How You Can Get HBO Max if You Already Pay for HBOOh, unless you’re already an HBO or HBO Now subscribers, in which case you’ll (most likely) get a free HBO Max account.Readers can find our list of highlights from HBO Max’s Day 1 lineup (not its *entire* library) below, which includes new original series along with library titles from HBO, New Line Cinema, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, classic films curated in partnership with TCM, and a selection of third-party acquired shows and movies.Note that more titles will become available in the coming months, including additional original series, as well as library content like “South Park,” “Gossip Girl” and “The West Wing.”Also Read: Here's What's Coming to HBO Max This SummerTV SERIES Friends The Big Bang Theory Doctor Who (modern series) Rick and Morty The Boondocks The Bachelor Sesame Street The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Batwoman Nancy Drew Katy Keene DC’s Doom Patrol (Season 1) The O.C. Pretty Little Liars Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Westworld Big Little Lies Game of Thrones Sex and the City Veep The Wire Curb Your Enthusiasm Insecure Succession Watchmen Barry Euphoria The Jinx The Sopranos The Alienist Impractical Jokers (Seasons 1-4) Robot Chicken Trigonometry Ghosts Home Stath Lets Flats Torchwood Luther The Honorable Woman The Office (U.K. version) Top Gear (Seasons 17-25) Independent Lipstick Empire Happily Ever AvatarAlso Read: 'Justice League': The 'Snyder Cut' Will Be Released Next Year on HBO MaxMOVIES A Nightmare on Elm Street films A Star is Born (2018) A Walk to Remember Alien (Director’s Cut) Alien 3 Alien Resurrection Aliens American Pie Analyze This Annie Hall Apocalypse Now Aquaman Aquamarine Armageddon Art of Racing in the Rain Babe Batman & Robin Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker Batman Forever Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman vs. Robin Batman: Gotham Knight Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 Big Top Pee Wee Boys Don’t Cry Braveheart Bridesmaids Broken Arrow Casino Royale Cast Away Closer Cold Mountain Crazy Rich Asians Crazy, Stupid, Love Critters D2: The Mighty Ducks D3: The Mighty Ducks Darjeeling Limited Deep Blue Sea Dick Tracy Die Hard films Downtown Abbey Dr. Strangelove Drop Dead Fred Empire of the Sun Fast Five Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Fight Club Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare Friday the 13th Gangs of New York Gia Glengarry Glen Ross Good Will Hunting Great Expectations Green Lantern Gremlins Gremlins 2 Grosse Pointe Blank Hackers Hairspray Hairspray (musical remake) Half Nelson Happy Death Day Harold & Kumar go to White Castle Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hellboy Her Smell Hobbs & Shaw Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Hope Floats How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Isn’t it Romantic Jaws films John Tucker Must Die John Wick 3 Joker Josie and the Pussycats Justice League La La Land Little Shop of Horrors Lord of the Rings films Love Actually Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Moulin Rouge! Mr & Mrs Smith Mrs. Doubtfire Muriel’s Wedding My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nocturnal Animals Notting Hill One Fine Day Out of Africa Pearl Harbor Pet Sematary (1989) Piranha Policy Academy films Practical Magic Pretty in Pink Prisoners Punch-Drunk Love Quantam of Solace Raising Arizona Ready or Not Requiem for a Dream Save the Last Dance Scary Movie 3 Scooby-Doo Selena Set it Off Shazam! Shutter Island Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1 & 2) Slumdog Millionaire Snakes on a Plane Sucker Punch Suicide Squad Supergirl Swingers Teen Witch That Thing You Do! The Devil’s Advocate The Family Stone The Hobbit The Hot Chick The Kids Are All Right The Land Before Time The Lego Batman Movie The Lego Movie The Meg The Mighty Ducks The Others The Outsiders The Shining The Skulls The Thomas Crown Affair The Witches of Eastwick Three Kings Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Tropic Thunder Twins Two Weeks Notice Unbreakable Unfriended Wes Craven’s New Nightmare What About Bob? What Women Want Wonder Woman (2017) Xanadu XMen: Dark Phoenix Yesterday 2001: A Spacey Odyssey 42nd Street A Hard Day’s Night A Star is Born (1954, 1976) A Streetcar Named Desire An American in Paris Annie Hall Babette’s Feast Belle De Jour Ben-Hur Bonnie and Clyde Casablanca Citizen Kane Cool Hand Luke Diabolique East of Eden Giant Gone with the Wind How the West Was Won King Kong Klute Lolita Network North by Northwest Point Blank Pride and Prejudice Rebel Without a Cause Singin in the Rain The Maltese Falcon The Philadelphia Story The Postman Always Rings Twice The Searchers The Singing Nun The Wild Bunch The Wizard of Oz WoodstockAnd here are the HBO Max originals that will be available on Day 1, with descriptions in the streaming service’s own words:CRAFTOPIA “Craftopia” is an epic kids crafting competition show hosted and executive produced by YouTube influencer Lauren Riihimaki aka (“LaurDIY”). Creating and demonstrating crafts to over 8.9 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, LaurDIY has been deemed the “millennial Martha Stewart” by Forbes. On “Craftopia,” 9 to 15-year old contestants put their imaginations to the test and make their crafting dreams come true in a magical studio. After racing to fill up their carts with inspiring materials from the studio “store,” crafters meet larger-than-life challenges, making truly inventive and amazing creations in order to take home the ‘Craftrophia.’“Craftopia” is executive produced by Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher for B17 Entertainment.LEGENDARY Pulling directly from the underground ballroom community, voguing teams (aka “houses”) must compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion in order to achieve “legendary” status. The cast includes MC Dashaun Wesley and DJ MikeQ as well as celebrity judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion. From Scout Productions, Emmy Award winners David Collins (“Queer Eye”), Rob Eric (“Queer Eye”) and Michael Williams (“Queer Eye”) serve as executive producers. Jane Mun (People’s Choice Awards, MTV Music Awards, “America’s Best Dance Crew”) and Josh Greenberg (“Lip Sync Battle,” “Sunday Best,” “America’s Best Dance Crew”) serve as executive producers and showrunners.LOVE LIFE “Love Life,” the first full-length scripted series to star Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, is about the journey from first love to last love, and how the people we’re with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever. This fresh take on a romantic comedy anthology series is from creator and co-showrunner Sam Boyd (“In a Relationship”) and is produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment. The series will follow a different protagonist’s quest for love each season, with each half-hour episode telling the story of one of their relationships. Anna Kendrick (“Pitch Perfect,” “A Simple Favor”) stars in the first season along with Zoë Chao (“Downhill,” “Strangers”), Peter Vack (“Someone Great,” “The Bold Type”), Sasha Compere (“Miracle Workers,” “Uncorked”), and Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread,” “Another Year”).Kendrick serves as an executive producer alongside Paul Feig (“A Simple Favor,” “Bridesmaids”) and Dan Magnante (“Someone Great”). Sam Boyd, who wrote the pilot and directs, also executive produces with co-showrunner and executive producer Bridget Bedard (“Transparent” and “Ramy”).LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” an all-new series from Warner Bros. Animation starring the cherished “Looney Tunes” characters. “Looney Tunes Cartoons” echoes the high production value and process of the original “Looney Tunes” theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. Marquee “Looney Tunes” characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories. The new series will include 80 eleven-minute episodes, each comprised of animated shorts that vary in length and include adapted storylines for today’s audience. Fans can also look forward to holiday-themed specials.“Looney Tunes Cartoons” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features a talented group of voice cast members including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Pete Browngardt (“Uncle Grandpa”) and Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!”) serve as executive producers.THE NOT TOO LATE SHOW WITH ELMO Elmo is the host of his very own talk show and he’s going to bring you some (not-too-late) fun with an all-new, celeb-studded talk show series. This brand-new “primetime” series brings familiar “Sesame Street” friends like Elmo, Cookie Monster, celebrity guests, and laughs the whole family can enjoy! Elmo will interview guests such as fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and John Oliver, comedian John Mullaney, New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander, actress Blake Lively, and award-winning musical acts Lil Nas X and The Jonas Brothers.“The Not Too Late Show with Elmo” is produced by Sesame Workshop.ON THE RECORD Directed and produced by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (“The Hunting Ground,” “The Invisible War”), and first reported by the New York Times, “On The Record” presents the powerful haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon (collaborator on hit records by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kanye West, and Whitney Houston) as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault.The documentary, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, chronicles not only Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers – Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Sher- delving deeply into the ways women of colors’ voices are all too often silenced and ignored when they allege sexual assault; as well as the cultural forces that pressure them to remain silent.“On The Record” is produced by Dick and Ziering’s Jane Doe Films with Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous and Jenny Raskin for Impact Partners, Regina K Scully for Artemis Rising, Ian Darling for Shark Island Institute and Abigail Disney for Level Forward serving as executive producers. The creative team includes producers Jamie Rogers and Amy Herdy.Read original story Here Are the TV Shows and Movies That Will Be Available on HBO Max at Launch At TheWrap
A note to conservatives: Lilly Wachowski probably will not like it when you quote “The Matrix.”On Sunday, Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted that people should “take the red pill,” advice that Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka retweeted with the enthusiastic comment “Taken!” Back in 1999, the red pill was a pivotal moment in “The Matrix,” as Neo is offered the choice to either take a blue pill and forget about the Matrix or to take the red pill and be revealed the truth about how the Matrix has been used by machines to enslave the entire human race.Musk’s comment and Ivanka Trump’s approval were met with a curt reply from Wachowski. “F— both of you,” she replied on Twitter.Also Read: Elon Musk Calls 'Jeopardy!' Champ Ken Jennings a 'Knucklehead' in Pandemic-Fueled Twitter FeudFuck both of you— Lilly Wachowski (@lilly_wachowski) May 17, 2020In right-wing internet parlance, “taking the red pill” has become slang for taking on conservative political views. The tweet comes as Musk has begun espousing more anti-regulatory views, threatening to restart Tesla’s factories in California in defiance of the state’s mandated closures of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also threatened to pull Tesla’s headquarters out of California altogether, calling the stay-at-home orders “fascist.”A fourth “Matrix” film is currently in development at Warner Bros., but while Lilly Wachowski’s sister, Lana, is returning to write and direct, she is not. Lilly Wachowski is currently working on the Showtime series “Work in Progress,” which was renewed for a second season earlier this year.“The Matrix 4,” meanwhile, is planning to resume production in July after filming was forced to stop due to the pandemic, and filming is expected to take two additional months to complete.Read original story Lilly Wachowski Tells Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump ‘F— Both of You’ After They Quote ‘The Matrix’ At TheWrap
The Academy Museum on Saturday detailed what will be some of its inaugural exhibitions when it opens in December, with directors Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir and sound designer Ben Burtt to curate galleries in the museum.The four collaborators will contribute to the Stories of Cinema galleries located on the second and third floors of the Saban Building. The galleries will explore all aspects of the art and science of moviemaking and over time will rotate out and change with new movies, artists, eras and genres being highlighted.Some of the initial films and artists who will be spotlighted in the galleries exploring the history of cinema will include Bruce Lee, cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, and the films “Citizen Kane” and “Real Women Have Curves.” The galleries will dives deeply into the worlds of casting and performance, costume, hair and makeup design, the components of sound design, the work of cinematographers and the creation of a story, as well as a variety of other genres and filmmaking styles.Also Read: Academy Museum to Issue Additional $100 Million Bond OfferingThe Academy Museum also unveiled new immersive experiences. The Hurd Gallery will feature the original multi-camera rig from “The Matrix” and tells how the Wachowskis used the rig to create the film’s iconic “Bullet Time” effect that you can experience on the original green screen set.And in the East West Bank Gallery, attendees can see the Oscars Experience, which will simulate the feeling of walking onto the Dolby Theatre stage to accept an Oscar.Finally, the space will also open with an exhibition of pre-cinema objects, such as magic lanterns, zoetropes, camera obscuras a Cinématographe Lumière and more.These galleries all come in addition to the previously announced history of “The Wizard of Oz,” a history of the Academy Awards, and an exhibition of the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, the first time the studio has collaborated with an institution for such a gallery outside of Japan.Also Read: Look Inside the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: How Finished Is It? (Photos)That exhibition will be temporary and will be replaced in Fall 2021 with Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971, which explores the history, artists and visual culture of Black cinema in America and its manifold expressions from its early days to the Civil Rights movement and just beyond.“We will open the Academy Museum with exhibitions and programs that will illuminate the complex and fascinating world of cinema–its art, technology, artists, history, and social impact–through a variety of diverse and engaging voices. We will tell complete stories of moviemaking–celebratory, educational, and sometimes critical and uncomfortable. Global in outlook and grounded in the unparalleled collections and expertise of the Academy, these first exhibitions will establish this museum as incomparable in the world of cinema,” Academy Museum director Bill Kramer said in a statement.Kramer continued: “We are keenly aware that we’re working towards the opening of the Academy Museum during a time of great challenge. Over the past century, motion pictures have reflected and impacted major historical issues and events. The stories we tell in the Academy Museum are part of those bigger stories, and we are committed to highlighting the social impact of motion pictures. We look forward to brighter days for everyone, everywhere.”Also Read: Laura Dern and 6 Others Added as Academy Museum TrusteesKramer also announced that studio wHY Architecture has been retained to finalize the design of the galleries in the museum’s Saban Building. The project is led by the Director of wHY’s Museums Workshop Brian Butterfield and lead exhibition designer Jarrod Beck with creative direction from the studio’s founder Kulapat Yantrasast.“The Board of Trustees is extremely enthusiastic about how the exhibition, design, and programming plans for the Museum have developed. We very much look forward to movie lovers around the world experiencing the thoughtful and unprecedented content the Academy Museum has to offer when its doors open,” Ron Meyer, chair of the Academy Museum Board of Trustees and vice chairman of NBCUniversal, said in a statement.“When our long-held dream comes true, and we open our doors to the world, the Academy’s vast collection will be on display to the general public for the first time. The Academy Museum will be an ongoing showcase for the creativity and ingenuity of today’s greatest moviemakers. We are thrilled to have Academy members and Oscar® winners Spike Lee, Pedro Almodóvar, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and Ben Burtt participating in our opening exhibitions,” Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement.Despite the shutdowns from the coronavirus, Kramer has said in interviews that the Academy Museum is still on track to open on Dec. 14, 2020 after many years of delays.Read original story Spike Lee, Pedro Almodóvar to Curate Inaugural Academy Museum Exhibitions At TheWrap
The Matrix 4 is currently in the throes of filming some pretty involved action sequences in San Francisco, with one scene last night involving an explosion which damaged nearby street furniture.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been cast in the lead role in the long-awaited fourth movie in the Matrix franchise.