Chad Stahelski, the director of John Wick 3 who also worked as Keanu Reeves' stunt double during the filming of The Matrix, revealed in an interview with Yahoo Movies UK that the Wachowski siblings are apparently moving forward with a fourth movie.
Stahelski was actually a stuntman on the original Matrix trilogy and says he would return in a heartbeat: "It wouldn't take more than a call to go, "Hey, we want you to be a stunt guy" and I would probably go and get hit by a vehicle". "If it's anywhere near the level of what they've already done, it wouldn't take more than a call to go, "Hey, we want you to be a stunt guy" and I would probably go and get hit by a vehicle".
When Warner Bros. announced that a reboot of The Matrix was in early stages of development, fans of the game-changing sci-fi action movie awoke from their stupor - only for excitement to abate when it was reported that the Wachowskis would not be involved.
We first started hearing about The Matrix being rebooted a few months ago, but the latest rumors point to an extension of the franchise that would look at other characters and not Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and the others we came to love in The Matrix Trilogy. But Revolutions? No one had a clue what was going on in that film. "I'm not sure of the overall", he said.
'I would absolutely put down whatever I was doing to help them'. To me, however, this just sounds like damage control for 'what did you say that for?!' According to a representative for the director, via Slashfilm, Stahelski was responding to a hypothetical question about the Wachowskis being involved, rather than confirming they actually were.
And involvement of the sci-fi series' original helmers could signal a return of Keanu Reeves to the role of Neo, which he made his own in 1999 when The Matrix debuted.
It also rekindled the careers of both Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, while catapulting its creators to the directors A-list.