AceShowbiz - Keanu Reeves is back as Neo in the first set photos of "The Matrix 4". The actor and his co-star Carrie-Anne Moss were spotted on the set in San Fransisco on Wednesday, February 5 as filming on the new sequel has begun.
Judging from the photos shared by Bay Area newspaper San Francisco Examiner, it appears that Reeves' Neo will have a new look in the upcoming movie. Pictured in between scenes taken on the streets of the Chinatown section, the 55-year-old actor was seen rocking his own current style, which includes long hair and bearded face.
This is a departure from Neo's old looks that saw him sporting slid-back hair and clean-shaven face. He also rocked blue jeans instead of the usual all-black outfit, with Neo's trademark black sunglasses missing.
Moss, who reprises her role as Trinity, also appeared to have a laid-back style with a dark jacket, though she still sports short hair like her character's in the previous three movies.
Some Twitter users have shared their opinions about Neo's supposed new look in the upcoming movie, with one fan writing, "Some of you don't even lie awake at night worrying if keanu reeves is going to cut his hair for the matrix 4 and it f***ing shows."
Besides Reeves and Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith has been confirmed to reprise her role as Niobe, while Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is cast reportedly as a young Morpheus and Neil Patrick Harris is added to play a mystery role. Laurence Fishburne played Morpheus in the original trilogy, while Hugo Weaving is not returning as the villainous Agent Smith due to scheduling issue.
Lana Wachowski returns as director for "The Matrix 4" and serves as producer along with Grant Hill. Plot details are still kept under wraps, but it's reported that the plot involves time travel. The movie is set for a May 21, 2021 release in the United States.