Watch the First Trailer for 'The Matrix Resurrections'

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return to their iconic 'Matrix' roles for the long-awaited continuation of the innovative action franchise.

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Nearly two decades after the end of the original Matrix trilogy, fans of the Wachowskis-crafted universe have been understandably hyped about the impending arrival of a new franchise entry, albeit one without Laurence Fishburne.

The Matrix Resurrections, directed by Lana Wachowski, sees original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning to their iconic roles as Neo and Trinity alongside a team of newcomers including recent Candyman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Speculation among fans regarding the identity of the latter’s character has been rampant since the actor was first announced to have joined the cast, with the anticipated sequel’s newly released trailer giving us the closest look yet.

But first, we’re made witnesses to a therapy-style conversation between Reeves’ Neo and Neil Patrick Harris’ character. Reeves, it’s revealed, is struggling to come to terms with “dreams that weren’t just dreams.” At one point, Reeves asks Harris’ character if he’s “crazy,” prompting a playful rebuke.

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From there, we see Reeves and Moss’ characters running into each other at a coffee shop, both vaguely aware of a prior connection. Also, pills. Lots and lots of blue pills.

As for Yahya’s character, which has long been rumored to be a younger Morpheus, there’s plenty in this new trailer that could suggest that while also suggesting something far more complicated.

Up top, catch the new trailer in full via YouTube.

The trailer’s release follows the launch of a special WhatIsTheMatrix site wherein interactions were rewarded with short teaser clips. Last month, Resurrections footage was unveiled during a CinemaCon presentation.

The Matrix Resurrections also stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Daniel Bernhardt, Lambert Wilson, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Eréndira Ibarra, and more. Catch it in theaters on Dec. 22, as well as on HBO Max starting that same day.

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