Entertainment Keanu Reeves Reveals ‘The Matrix 4’ Is a Love Story, But The Series Has Always Been a Romance – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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Fans have been dissecting the Wachowskis’ 1999 filmThe Matrixfor decades. Truly, the movie is a melting pot of themes and influences, including philosophy, religion, noir, sci-fi, anime, martial arts, Westerns, and comic books. Yet, few fans recognize how pivotal romance is to the franchise. According to starKeanu Reeves,The Matrix 4might change that.

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Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves in ‘The Matrix’ | Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images

Entertainment Keanu Reeves revealed ‘The Matrix 4’ is ‘a love story’

In a recent appearance on BBC’sThe One Show, Reeves discussed the upcoming movie. And while he didn’t disclose plot details forThe Matrix 4, he did tease a bit of how director Lana Wachowski approaches the project.

[The Matrix 4] is a beautiful script that is a love story. It’s inspiring. It’s another version of a kind of call to wake up and it has some great action. All will be revealed.

At first, longtime fans ofThe Matrixmight be surprised by how Reeves describes the fourth entry as a “love story.” But in hindsight, the whole franchise has always tackled the importance of love, notably with the love story between Neo (Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss).

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Entertainment But love has always been a central theme in the series

In the very first film, it’s Trinity’s kiss that revives Neo and allows him to evolve into the One. And the sequel, 2003’sThe Matrix Reloaded, reveals it is Neo’s love for Trinity — rather than a broad compassion for humanity — that caused his path to diverge from previous versions of the One. But byThe Matrix Revolutions, love as a concept is even more pervasive.

Early in that third film, Neo encounters Ramachandra (Bernard White). And the two discuss the very nature of love. During that scene, Neo discovers that programs too can love, and the movie elaborates on how love and connection can be the same. With Reeves and Moss the only starsreturning forThe Matrix 4, Neo and Trinity’s love will likely remain the focus.

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Entertainment How will Neo and Trinity’s romance affect the Matrix?

Neo and Trinity’s love has remained a constant thread throughout the movies. That being said, the question surroundingThe Matrix 4is the implications of their return. Both characters seemingly perished by the end ofThe Matrix Revolutions. So perhaps Neo and Trinit

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