More Matrix movies, really?


Remember Star Wars? We got three amazing films. Everyone wanted more then, finally, we got them. Lord of the Rings was brilliant, everyone said "I wonder if they'll do the Hobbit" and then, sadly, they did. Remember Alien? It was a classic movie, Aliens was (arguably) better, Alien 3 was ... ok and Alien Resurrection was ... not ok.

Very few franchises can hold up for three movies and, with few exceptions, three seems to be the limit.

The Matrix was a good movie. The Matrix Reloaded was basically a very long fight scene and the Matrix Revolutions was ... well there were three movies. It was not the kind of franchise that held up to a trilogy, or even a sequel but according to SlashFilm we're going to get more. Three more to be exact.
"Will there be a new Matrix trilogy? A report says claims that Warner Bros. wants one, and that Andy and Lana Wachowski have already started work on stories, “with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio.” That comes from Latino Review, which claims that the Wachowskis and Warner Bros. are aiming for a 2017 release window. The nature of the new story is uncertain at this point, with the report claiming one early treatment was “about the birth of the Matrix,” but that the development situation is fluid and very subject to change."

I'm a bit baffled personally, who does Warner Brothers think is clamoring for more Matrix movies? I know that they are hard up for ideas, I understand that revisiting past franchises seems like 'safe' territory to them but why return to past franchises that have already demonstrated that they are too thin for even a sequel?

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