With the excitement of the return of The Matrixfew have thought that the characters that we will see return supposedly perished during the closing of the trilogy. Or perhaps many do not even care as long as they have the world created by the Wachowski sisters back. However, the title of the film speaks of resurrections, which gives us an idea of where the plot can be directed and the complicated explanations that we will participate in and that will surely blow our minds. However, for Lana Wachowski the reason to return to the Matrix is simpler than we think and also something more human.
In a recent interview (via), the director heading to the solo rodeo for the first time, spoke about the reasons for resurrecting Neo and Trinity after so many years. The reason is due to mourning, pain and hopes of overcoming a loss as strong as that of his parents, who left with only a few weeks apart. Here’s how he explained it:
“My dad died, then this friend died, then my mom died,” he explained. “I really didn’t know how to process that kind of pain. I hadn’t experienced it so closely … You know their lives are going to end and it was still really difficult. My brain has always come to my imagination and one night, I was crying and couldn’t sleep, and my brain exploded throughout this whole story. And I couldn’t have my mom and dad, but suddenly I had Neo and Trinity, possibly the two most important characters in my life.
The Matrix 1999 was created and directed by Lana in the company of Lilly Wachowski. Later they both embarked on completing a trilogy, however, for this new adventure Lilly decided to take a step back. Just as Lana has her comforting reasons for returning to this world, Lilly instead thought that returning there was taking a step into the past and there was nothing comforting about it.
“I didn’t want to have been through my entire transition and been through this great turmoil in my life, that feeling of loss for my mom and dad, to want to go back to something that I had done before,” Lilly said. «And walk through those places that I had already walked. I felt emotionally unsatisfied and really the opposite, like I was going to go back and live with those old shoes somehow. And I didn’t want to do that.
In this way the paths of both were separated, but only to configure The Matrix Resurrections, of which we really know little. We intuit that what we saw in the trailer is just a small section of everything that the movie really hides. This is the first time that the two have separated for a large-scale project. Something recurring that we will see this year, with the example of Macbeth by Joel Coen, who will also release his first solo movie without his brother Ethan.
The Matrix Resurrections by Lana Wachowski will hit theaters on December 22 and probably a few weeks later on HBO Max, at least in our country.
The entry The reason why Lana Wachowski resurrected Neo and Trinity in Matrix 4 was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.