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Watch a new, even more enigmatic trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections

‘Maybe this isn’t the story we think it is,’ suggests one character in the glitchy preview of the upcoming film

When the first official trailer for the fourth instalment of the Matrix franchise arrived in September this year, it revealed little about the film’s plot, other than the return of Neo and Trinity, played by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. If you were expecting the new trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections to be any different, then you were sorely mistaken.

Soundtracked once again by Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit”, the new preview splices together a range of scenes spanning the whole franchise, tied together by the concept of déjà vu (or, for the uninitiated, a glitch that happens when something is changed within the Matrix).

Among the scenes, we see characters at various ages, including Neo, Trinity, Agent Smith, Morpheus (as portrayed by Laurence Fishburne), and the elusive Merovingian, a figure from The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions.

Morpheus will also be played by Candyman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the new film, though the actor has similarly left us in the dark when describing his take on on the character. “This is definitely a different iteration of the character,” he told Entertainment Weekly back in October. 

“I play a character who's definitely aware of the history of the Matrix (and) the history of Morpheus,” he added. However, he kept the character’s exact role, and how he’s set to be reimagined in The Matrix: Resurrections, under wraps.

Despite the lack of information about the plot of the new Matrix film, director Lana Wachowski — who also wrote the script alongside authors David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon — has expanded on her reasons for revisiting Neo and Trinity, saying that it brought “comfort” in the wake of her parents’ deaths.

The Matrix: Resurrections is set to be released in cinemas on December 22, and will also be available to stream on HBO Max. Watch the latest trailer below.