Keanu Reeves Will Return As Neo In Fourth 'Matrix' Movie | 22 Words

Since the original The Matrix was released in 1999, it's propelled to sci-fi stardom - cementing itself as one of the best movies in the genre of all time.

But, after 3 movies, the saga appeared to come to an end.

However, in a huge turn of events, 2 decades after its original release, it looks like we'll be seeing Keanu Reeves reprise his role as Neo once again, as a fourth installment of the reality-bending franchise has officially been confirmed.

And, of course, given both the film's huge popularity and Keanu Reeves' newfound pop-culture fame, the internet has had some pretty strong reactions to the news.

Keep scrolling to get all the details on the highly anticipated upcoming release...

The Matrix originally hit screens 2 decades ago.

The movie centers on hacker, Neo (Keanu Reeves), who discovers that the world is a simulated reality.

It was an unexpectedly big hit.

The movie wasn't predicated to do anywhere near as well as it did, grossing more than $460m at the global box office, with the entire franchise earning more than $1.6bn. That's some big bucks.

The saga also skyrocketed Keanu Reeves to fame.

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Though this wasn't his first acting gig by far, it's certainly the role that he became known for, making him a household name in the industry.

The first movie was so successful that, in 2003, 2 more movies were released.

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Sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, were released 4 years after the original.

Fans have been teased with a new movie ever since.

Rumors regarding another installment have always been close by, with fans desperate to get another fix of the Matrix universe. In fact, in 2017, it was suggested that Michael B Jordan might in the running to take on the lead in a new Matrix movie. But, let's be honest, it wouldn't be the same without Keanu Reeves, would it?

Well, fans have just had all of their prayers answered...

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Get ready to return to The Matrix, as a fourth installment of the saga has officially been confirmed and Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his role as Neo.

And this is no reboot or remake...

There's nothing worse than a sad attempt of a revival or recycling of an old plot, but, thankfully, the new Matrix movie is a continuation of the previous plot.

The film's original creator is set to pen the script.

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Lana Wachowski, who created the franchise with her sister, Lilly, has reportedly created a new script alongside sci-fi writers, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, for the upcoming movie. Wachowski is also set to direct it. "Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now," she explained. "I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends."

Carrie-Anne Moss is also part of the returning cast.

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She'll be reprising her role as Trinity. However, earlier this year, Lilly Wachowski confirmed that she wouldn't be in the film but said that she is excited for a "new lease of life" in the franchise. Want to know when the film will be released? Keep scrolling...

The reactions online have been pretty mixed.

Despite many people loving the franchise, the internet has been split on whether bringing it back is a good idea or not.

Others weren't as happy with the news...

Well, you can't please everyone, can you?

But the question on everyone's mind is when will we get to see the movie?

Sadly, it won't be for a while, as filming isn't set to begin until the start of next year, which means that we aren't likely to see it hit the big screen until later 2020 or even 2021. But, while we wait, keep reading to check out all of creepy doppelganger moments that prove that there's definitely a glitch in the Matrix. You won't believe how weird they are...