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Matrix 4 films next month with The Merovingian returning and Agent Smith bowing out…

January 27th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It looks like Lana Wachowski’s fourth Matrix movie is set to film in San Francisco between February 5th and March 1st…. that was quick!

And the movie will be bringing back another star from the franchise, while sadly, leaving another behind.

It seems Lambert Wilson, who played The Merovingian in Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, is in talks to return for the fourth outing.

Sadly, the sequel will have to move ahead without it’s main villain… Agent Smith, played by Hugo Weaving.

Talking about the movie, the star had this to say: “It’s unfortunate but actually I had this offer [for stage show The Visit] and then the offer came from The Matrix, so I knew it was happening but I didn’t have dates.

“I thought [I] could do both and it took eight weeks to work out that the dates would work – I held off on accepting [a role in The Visit during that time]. I was in touch with Lana Wachowski, but in the end she decided that the dates weren’t going to work. So we’d sorted the dates and then she sort of changed her mind. They’re pushing on ahead without me.”

We’re wondering if change her mind meant recasting or if Smith will be gone completely this time out? Despite his almost god-like abilities by the end of the original trilogy, Smith is still technically a faceless agent and can be replaced.

Doesn’t mean we didn’t want to see him back, though.

The cast includes Keanu Reeves (Neo), Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity), and Jada Pinkett Smith (Niobe), Jessica Henwick (Godzilla vs Kong, Iron Fist, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Neil Patrick Harris (Starship Troopers, Gone Girl), Toby Onwumere, Erendira Ibarra (Sense8), and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen, Aquaman).

What about you all? Let me know your thoughts..

The Matrix 4 opens May 21, 2021.

Sources: HN, Time Out and Allocine

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….