The Matrix 4 to conclude Wachowski’s ‘trans metaphor’ with Neo as villain


Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) will be the lesser-hero or ultimate villain Lana Wachowski’s ‘trans allegory’ The Matrix 4 film, rumour claims.

Although there is no official word on the status of the fourth Matrix film, there has been a huge amount of rumours, speculations, and fan theories floating about online regarding the film’s possible release date. Despite concluding filming in San Francisco, Warner Bros has not yet revealed the fourth instalment of the highly anticipated sci-fi action film series.

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According to WeGotThisCovered, the romance between Neo and Trinity will continue into the next movie; however, that connection may lead to catastrophe, as seen by the rumour from Entertainment Weekly that hints at who exactly The Matrix 4 villain might be.

The rumour claims that Neo will be the villain in The Matrix 4 and will need to be redeemed for his toxicity. According to the fan theory, only the One (within the Matrix) has survived because of the simulation’s instability, but in The Matrix: Revolutions, humans were given free will and the ability to unplug, which means that the purpose of an all-powerful being who was created to assist the Matrix has been rendered obsolete.

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss pictured filming The Matrix 4

If The Matrix Online is canonical in the series future, it would provide for a plotline that would assist Neo in locating his corpse within the Machine City, which is where we saw his body being transferred at the close of the trilogy. The One can be reprogrammed to do whatever they want, and as a result, he becomes a formidable foe for the diverse group of characters in The Matrix 4.

This goes hand-in-hand with theory that Trinity, in fact, is The Chosen One and not Neo.

Trinity is now The One.

A leaked behind-the-scenes footage shot in San Francisco surfaced online showing Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in action as the deadly duo and lovebirds Neo and Trinity. The clip shows the pair leap from a building attached to safety harnesses.

It appears as though Neo’s powers fail during the leap and Trinity has to grab him to stop him from falling to his death.

5 years ago Pastafarian0 shared a theory online; they wrote: “By the end of the movies it’s pretty clear that Neo is The One foretold by the prophesy. But I don’t think that he was always The One. Neo wasn’t born The One. In fact, he wasn’t The One for most of the movie.

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“For most of Neo’s time on the Nebuchadnezzar, he’s pretty unremarkable. And the crew knows it. Even by normal standards, Neo is disappointing.”

“During Neo’s visit to the Oracle, he is told, in no uncertain terms, that he is not The One. We are reminded repeatedly that the Oracle is never wrong. Maybe the Oracle was motivating Neo by telling him that he is not, in fact, special. Maybe she was trying to calm him down by letting him know that it was alright to suck. Or, maybe she was right. Maybe Neo wasn’t the One when he visited the Oracle.”

“Fast forward to the heart pumping climax of the movie. Agent Smith and Neo are kung fu-ing it throughout the city until, finally, Neo is shot and killed by Smith. Bummer.”

Neo/Masculinity villain in ‘trans metaphor’.

Lana Wachowski, series writer/director, confirmed after-the-fact that The Matrix trilogy was an trans allegory, or rather “trans metaphor” on Twitter in 2020. Lana, known at the time as Larry Wachowski, had not transitioned while filming of the first three films but they now identify as a transgender woman, and — according to our source — that might actually come into play in the fourth, and presumably final, film.

Lana Wachowski, Matrix 4 director

“I don’t know much about the story,” a source close to Lana told us, “but it would make perfect sense for them to make Neo into the villain in The Matrix 4. It would conclude their ‘trans metaphor’ with a strong message about the death of their male/masculine side. Kind of like a last hoorah to toxic masculinity.”

The Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, is expected to hit cinemas late 2022.

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