Even on the day that saw the (slow) release of Trump’s tax returns, reports of a reboot of The Matrix didn’t slip under the radar. Far from it.
After all, who in their right mind would consider remaking one of the most iconic films of the last 20 years? It isn’t that old, for one.
People around the world are using Twitter to vent their mutual frustration over the pure injustice of it all. And man, are they pissed.
Warner Bros. is reportedly in the early stages of development of the 1999 science fiction classic’s reboot. Michael B. Jordan of Friday Night Lights is reportedly being considered for the lead role, with Zak Penn in talks to write, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
ah enjoying a coffee and listening to the club music from the rave scene in the matrix reloaded. time to take a big sip and check the news
— leon (@leyawn) March 15, 2017
dont let Trump’s taxes distract u from the fact that they really out here tryna reboot The Matrix
— 👁️ (@AiiGod) March 15, 2017
Notably not involved (so far anyway) are The Wachowskis, who wrote and directed The Matrix series. Neither is Keanu Reeves, who recently said he’d only consider returning if the Wachowskis did.
Sees ‘The Matrix’ trending.
Sobs so hard.
— Nick Sadler (@Zenderquai) March 15, 2017
I realize complaining about a Matrix reboot is serious ‘old man shouting at cloud’ territory but that cloud is awful and get off my lawn
— Space Jerk Jessica (@heyitsliore) March 15, 2017
What on God’s green earth would they do this to us? Well, there’s the money: The three films collected US$1.6 billion worldwide.
And while it’s far from clear what the refreshed The Matrix project will look like, everybody seems to agree: This is a terrible, terrible idea.
See how Twitter mourns:
Hollywood has gone from an industry that would make/distribute THE MATRIX to an industry that will reboot THE MATRIX…
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) March 15, 2017
An original masterpiece called Get Out made $113M on a $4M budget and Warner Bros is rebooting The Matrix. Spend that money on new ideas!
— Travon Free (@Travon) March 15, 2017
People: “You can’t REBOOT the Matrix!”
The Matrix: “The Matrix is older than you know […] this is the sixth version.”
— Tim Wood ❄ (@joobleblob) March 15, 2017
Dear @wbpictures, if you reboot the Matrix, I will actively campaign against it. For years. Don’t do it. Just fix Batman, you idiots.
— cinemasins (@cinemasins) March 15, 2017
The Matrix is such a great movie trilogy, if they plan on rebooting it …lord pls dont f**k it up.
— Paula Christine✨ (@Paula2Christine) March 15, 2017
so in the matrix reboot they find Mr. Anderson, a furry porn artist and podcaster living off of patreon,
— Ryan Goodyear (@RyanGoodfriend) March 15, 2017
The Matrix doesn’t need a reboot, it needs The Animatrix 2 through 15.
— Dan Olson w/ an ‘O’ (@FoldableHuman) March 15, 2017
This has to be a joke? A remake of #TheMatrix. Hollywood has definitely run out of ideas!
— christine elle (@queenchrisi) March 15, 2017