He’s set to star in the next Matrix installation – 18 years after The Matrix Revolutions was released.
And Keanu Reeves looked worlds away from his original Neo character in the film as he stepped out in Berlin on Thursday.
The 57-year-old actor was spotted heading to shoot yet another movie, John Wick 4, whilst prioritizing comfort over fashion in a pair of brown suede mule slippers and a cosy beanie.
18 years later: Keanu Reeves, 57, looked worlds away from his original Thomas Anderson character in The Matrix as he stepped out in Berlin on Thursday
Otherwise, the legend cut a smart-casual figure in a grey blazer, printed black T-shirt and charcoal slim-fitting jeans.
Keanu’s long black hair was poking out from underneath the hat and he was sporting a smattering of salt’n’pepper stubble.
The Canadian native beamed as he was pictured stepping into his ride, carrying his essentials in a large duffle bag.
Handsome: Keanu’s long black hair was poking out from underneath the hat and he was sporting a smattering of salt’n’pepper stubble
The fourth addition to the John Wick franchise is due out May 27, 2022.
His outing comes as anticipation for The Matrix Resurrections, the surprise fourth instalment in the science-fiction franchise, has begun with a new poster teasing the release of its first trailer.
The film comes 18-years after The Matrix Revolutions, originally intended to be the final chapter in a trilogy documenting the transformation of computer hacker Thomas Anderson into cybercriminal Neo after he inadvertently discovers the ordinary world he inhabits is a simulated reality.
Throwback: The film’s December 22 release will come 18 years after The Matrix Revolutions, originally intended to be the final chapter in the trilogy. Pictured in 2003
Stretching out the anticipation, fans were treated with an ad for the promotional launch featuring red and blue pills sat side by side beneath the stark message: ‘The choice is yours.’
Fans of the popular franchise will recognise the pills as a decisive option given to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, as he chooses between life in the war-ravaged real world or the ‘beautiful prison’ of alternate reality.
Piercing static serves as the backdrop, as tiny strings of Matrix code are seen falling down inside the pills before the entire scene melts.
‘The choice is yours’: Stretching out the anticipation, fans were treated with an ad for the promotional launch featuring red and blue pills sat side by side
The trailer invited fans to continue their saga on WhatIsTheMatrix.com, an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style site.
Presented with the same choice there, red takes you down a rabbit hole where you’re told: ‘This is the moment for you to show us what’s real.’
Then scenes from the film flash, showing the thin barrier between reality and the artificial world known as The Matrix.
‘This could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it,’ the narration wraps while showing star Keanu Reeves ready to fight.
Picking the blue pill offered another path, asking viewers: ‘Do you remember how you got here?’
Choose-your-own-adventure: The trailer invited fans to continue their saga on WhatIsTheMatrix.com , an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style site
‘You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction,’ the narrator says before several surreal scenes flash by.
‘What’s real is here and now… Anything else is just your mind playing tricks on you.’
‘It becomes a problem when fantasies endanger us,’ they warn as someone is seen pouring out a bottle of blue pills.
Then, ending on a sinister note, they show someone touching the computer port at the back of their head and ask: ‘We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we?’
Ready for action: The Matrix Resurrections got their buzz started by teasing the first official trailer for the film online Tuesday
Though HBO offered few details about the movie’s plot, they weren’t lacking enthusiasm in their official description.
The network’s description reads: ‘Plug into The Matrix Resurrections the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that blew minds, and redefined a genre.
‘From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski, the new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the iconic roles they made famous.’
The first full trailer for The Matrix Resurrections came out Thursday, September 9 at 6am PST.
The original Matrix feature was released in 1999 and was met with much critical praise upon its debut. The feature was followed up by two further films, which were both released in 2003.
The Wachowskis, who directed all of the entries in the series, initially had no plans to continue the franchise after the third picture’s debut. However, rumors about a potential fourth film began to circulate in the early 2010s.
The Matrix Resurrections is set for a December 22 release.
Upcoming installment: The Matrix Resurrections is set for a December 22 release
- The Matrix Resurrections | Official Site