The trailer for The Matrix Resurrections is coming, and it’s bringing an old website back with it. Cleverly playing on our nostalgia for all things Matrix, Warner Bros. has a shiny new site at an old Matrix URL, WhatIsTheMatrix.com, that will let you choose your pill. Right now, the choice delivers a selection of clips and an actor’s voiceover, but on Thursday morning (6am PT / 9am ET) your choice will bring you to the trailer.
Or will it?
Realistically, you’re getting the trailer either way, but apparently there are 18,000 potential teaser videos on the site right now, presumably generated through randomness and maybe the time where you are. The voiceover for each pill seems to stay the same regardless, but even watching each pill-generated teaser twice delivers a few new snippets of footage.
— The Matrix Resurrections (@TheMatrixMovie) September 7, 2021
These pills look a lot more like little metallic pill-shaped bottles than the rather Nyquil-like gelcaps once offered to a very young Keanu Reeves, but time marches on, and so do pill fashions in the Matrix, I guess.
Last month, audiences at Cinema Con got an early look at the trailer, and if you want to know what it contains, plenty of descriptions are out there (but we won’t spoil you). Much of the original Matrix cast is returning, including Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, and new cast members include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), and Christina Ricci (Speed Racer).
The Matrix Resurrections will be in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021.