'It is really f**king cool!' - The Matrix 4 star gives an update on the top-secret sequel
After nearly 20 years, it is finally almost here...
For one of the biggest movies of the year, and for one of the most-anticipated sequels maybe of all time, we actually know very, very little about The Matrix 4.
In fact, we don't even know for sure that is what it will be called (it isn't, because the sequels weren't numerically titled), but that just goes to show you how little we know about it!
What we do know is that Lana Wachowski, the co-director and co-writer of the original trilogy, is behind this one, while Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are both returning to their iconic roles of Neo and Trinity, respectively.
We also know that the supporting cast is massively impressive, including Christina Ricci, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra Jones, Neil Patrick Harris, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
We were lucky enough to catch up with Abdul-Mateen II recently during the press rounds for his new horror movie, Candyman.
You can check out our interview with him and his co-star Teyonnah Parris in full right here:
Between them, the Candyman stars have some massively impressive projects on their upcoming CV, including The Marvels (aka Captain America 2), Aquaman 2, and Furious (aka the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel), but considering how soon The Matrix 4 is due to arrive, and how very little the world seems to know about it, we had to ask him about that one!
While he obviously still can't go into too much details, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II did reveal that he has seen some of it, and it was enough to get him very enthused for the rest of the world to see it, too:
"Yeah, I'm very excited for that project. I forget about that project sometimes. Not because its not amazing. It is amazing.
"Right, there's a whole lot of history and movies and other things coming out. But I did get a little glimpse at something that's really cool. I got a glimpse at something that is really f**king cool. Yeah, I can't wait for everybody to see the thing that I saw.
"It's just cool, that is as much as I can say!"
That is enough for us! The Matrix 4 (or whatever it ends up being called) is currently set to arrive in Irish cinemas on Wednesday, 22 December this year.
Candyman is released in Irish cinemas on Friday, 27 August.
Clip via Universal Ireland