The Matrix 5 in the Works Without The Wachowskis

The Wachowskis, Lana and Lilly, the minds behind “The Matrix,” are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie. Hailed as one of the finest sci-fi films ever, the movie wowed audiences with its unique combination of philosophy and action, led by Keanu Reeves. Amidst speculations, it has been confirmed that a fifth installment, “The Matrix 5,” to the franchise is in the works. However, it’s been revealed that the Wachowskis will serve as executive producers rather than writers or directors for this new project. On board to write and direct is Drew Goddard, the man behind “The Martian”, “World War Z”, “The Cabin in the Woods”, and Netflix’s “Daredevil”.

New Developments

According to Variety, Warner Bros. revealed the Wachowskis will not be returning as writers or directors for “The Matrix 5” but will be serving in executive producer roles, marking the first time in the series that a Wachowski won’t be taking the lead in those roles. No information has been shared about which cast members, if any, will be returning for this project.

Writer and Director

Drew Goddard, known for his work on “The Martian” and “Daredevil,” is set to write and direct “The Matrix 5.” Jesse Ehrman, the president of production at Warner Bros.’ movie division, shared that Goddard’s unique perspective and love for the series led to his selection to continue the Matrix world that the Wachowskis started 25 years ago.


Goddard’s previous work, particularly his directorial debut with “The Cabin in the Woods,” a riveting blend of horror and comedy, adds to the anticipation for “The Matrix 5.” Film enthusiasts are looking forward to seeing how Goddard’s vision melds with the already established Matrix universe and the results it will yield.

Looking Ahead

Currently, very little is known about “The Matrix 5,” apart from the fact that it is in development. There is no set release date for the new film. While people await further updates, they can revisit the fourth installment, “The Matrix Resurrections,” which is now available with a Prime Video subscription.

Wrapping Up

While “The Matrix 5” is a much-anticipated sequel, it is clear that the franchise is going in a new direction with a change in writers and directors. Only time will tell how this transition pans out and whether or not it will meet the expectations set by the previous films. In the meantime, feel free to explore more entertainment news and updates at HitPlay.

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