There’s no denying that the first Matrix movie had a pretty big impact on the games industry, the movie industry, and all things sci-fi. Well, the trilogy will see yet another implementation known as The Matrix 4. However, Hugo Weaving won’t reprise his role as the uptight agent known as Smith.
Not too long ago we reported that Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures are trying their darndest to get this movie going according to screenrant.com.
In the meantime, we know that Laurence Fishburne may or may not return as Morpheus, while Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity.
Although the Wachowski “sisters” are helping with the forthcoming movie in that Lana Wachowski will act as the director while Lilly Wachowski will assist writing and directing, Weaving is sitting this one out as per timeout.com.
When the publication site asked him if folks will see agent Smith return to the silver screen in The Matrix 4, Weaving replied, “I’m not, no.”
But that’s not all. Weaving decided to elaborate on why he’s not going to be in the next film by saying:
“The Matrix” is a very different story. It’s unfortunate but actually I had this offer [for “The Visit”] and then the offer came from “The Matrix,” so I knew it was happening but I didn’t have dates. I thought [I] could do both and it took eight weeks to work out that the dates would work – I held off on accepting [a role in “The Visit” during that time]. I was in touch with [director] Lana Wachowski, but in the end she decided that the dates weren’t going to work. So we’d sorted the dates and then she sort of changed her mind. They’re pushing on ahead without me.”
In other words, Weaving had a scheduling conflict and thus ended his opportunity to play agent Smith again.
Lastly, it is said that the Wachowskis will have help from Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell while production on The Matrix 4 is set to kick-off sometime this year.