Lilly Wachowski, co-director of the original Matrix trilogy, has clarified why she did not return to direct the new installment of the franchise.
Speaking at Showtime's TCA panel on Wednesday, according to The Wrap, Wachowski addressed his absence from The Matrix Resurrections participation, explaining that he found the idea of "going backward" in his career "expressly unappealing" and that he struggled for finding the motivation to return to the franchise after some major changes in his personal life.
I did not want to have gone through my transition and through this great turmoil in my life, the feeling of loss of my mom and dad, and wanting to go back to something that I had done before and walk on old roads that I had walked, I felt it emotionally unsatisfying and really the opposite. "Wachowski explained." Like I'm going to go back and live with these old shoes somehow. And I didn't want to do that. "
Wachowski last worked on a movie with her sister, Lana, who is directing the fourth entry of the Matrix solo, in Jupiter's Fate (2015). She admitted that she had felt "completely drained" from consecutively working on Cloud Atlas and Jupiter's Fate, and then immediately moving on to the first season of the Netflix series Sense8.
"My world was falling apart, to some extent, I was even like, you know, breaking the egg. So I needed this time away from this industry," she said. "I needed, like, to reconnect with myself as an artist. And I did it by going back to school and painting and stuff. And I made that decision. So I started painting that summer with my mom and then Lana got the call from Netflix that They wanted to order another season. And I said, 'I can't do it.'
Warner Bros. unveiled the first official trailer for the fourth entry in The Matrix series during its presentation at CinemaCon on Tuesday. The studio also officially confirmed that the long-awaited sequel's title is The Matrix Resurrections. The film that, according to Keanu Reeves commented in the past, is a sequel to Matrix Revolutions and a love story.