The Matrix Resurrections Trailer: All the Easter Eggs We Noticed

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The Matrix Resurrections trailer debuted during CinemaCon 2021, and now audiences worldwide will be able to witness the trailer of the next chapter in The Matrix saga. The upcoming film will see the return of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, respectively. There are a lot of goodies for fans to unravel, and here’s a list of Easter eggs we’ve noticed from the debut trailer. Check them out below.

1. Metallic Sound in Opening Shot of Trailer

The trailer starts off with a wide-shot view of buildings in a city, and an iconic sound effect can be heard, just like the metallic sound during the opening of The Matrix as audiences go inside the Matrix coding.

2. Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit”

The Matrix references Alice in Wonderland throughout, and the same goes for The Matrix Resurrections. The music featured in the trailer is “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane. It’s a very fitting song choice with lyrics like “One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small and “And if you go chasing rabbits and you know you’re going to fall.”

3. The Black Cat

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The Black Cat featured in The Matrix was part of a glitch, and in the trailer, we see a Black Cat roaming the desk of the psychologist, played by Neil Patrick Harris.

4. Neil Patrick Harris’ Blue Glasses

This could be us reaching, but the blue glasses that Neil is wearing could represent the Blue Pill, which represents life inside The Matrix and being blissfully ignorant.

5. The Matrix Code

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As Keanu Reeves talks about his dreams, we see him walking on the street with the Matrix code surrounding him. In the franchise, the freed people could only see The Matrix either by jacking in or by looking at green coding via monitors.

6. Bullet Time

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When Bullet Time was first introduced, it wowed audiences worldwide. Here we get to see everything slowing down around Neo as he tries to catch a bullet. It’s not quite that same effect with the camera spinning around Neo, but the films are known for their slo-mo shots.

7. Neo’s Resurrection

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Here we see a very quick glimpse of the robots and a Docbot surrounding Neo’s naked body. This definitely hints at Neo being resurrected by the machines after his “death” at the end of The Matrix Revolutions. In the third film, Neo sacrificed his life by allowing Agent Smith to infect him, but it ended with all the Agent Smiths blowing up. The machines then took Neo’s real-life body away, but The Matrix Resurrections is likely to show what happened right after the events of the original trilogy.

8. Trinity and the Cops

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This scene brings viewers back to the first The Matrix film where cops try to capture Trinity. This resulted in an iconic action sequence where she kicks a cop slo-mo in the air while the camera travels around her. This scene has been parodied many times including Space Jam: A New Legacy.

9. Two Very Special Pods

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Here are two pods having their own special area. Usually, the pods carrying humans are located inside fields of farms as far as the eyes can see. Neo is definitely inside one of the pods, and the other is most likely housing Trinity. This means the machines may have operated on her and brought her back to life.

10. The Blue Pill

The Blue Pills are back, and Neo is taking lots of them. As a result, he won’t know the real world outside.

11. A Sign

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The Matrix can be really weird, and there are signs that show people are trapped inside a program; for example, the deja vu scene with the cat. Here we see a flock of birds, and it looks like they’re forming a sign for Neo to see. Could this be the work of the freed humans?

12. Keep Humans Occupied

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The Machines built the Matrix to make it easy to suck energy from humans. The more obedient they are, the easier it is for the Machines; for example, occupying them with mobile devices. The films love to use our real-world life experiences and incorporate them into the Matrix, like why chicken tastes like everything and why we have feelings of deja vu.

13. Alice in Wonderland Book

Nothing says overt themes like an actual book of Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

14. Oracle?

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Could this be a new version of the Oracle? She looks like she knows things, especially with the way she’s smiling and the way she’s handling the Alice in Wonderland book.

15. The Truth

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There’s a projector in the background of events from the previous films, and then we see Neo’s avatar changing in the mirror. Most of this feels similar to the scene where Neo is about to be freed in the first film.

16. The Red Pill

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Here we have Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character offering Neo the red pill. In the first film, if you take the red pill, you’ll get to go inside the rabbit hole and know the truth of what the Matrix really is. Mateen’s character says, “Time to fly,” letting Neo know that it’s time to break free.

17. Morpheus 2.0

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s character is very much like Morpheus. He wears similar shades and is the one trying to bring Neo to the truth. He also fights Neo inside a dojo while wearing Japanese clothing.

Yahya has posted a photo of his character on his Instagram with the caption “Morpheus.” And there you have it.

18. Rabbit Tattoo

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The white rabbit is an important character in Alice in Wonderland, and if you follow it, you’ll get closer to the truth. The first film had Neo following a woman with a white rabbit tattoo, and in The Matrix Resurrections, we see another rabbit tattoo. Will Neo follow it again? All signs point to yes.

19. Trinity 2.0

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Jessica Henwick is introduced as a gateway, and she mirrors Trinity in the first film with her mysterious demeanor and asking Neo about the truth. Since she has the rabbit tattoo, Neo has no choice but to follow her.

20. The One

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Neo is still powerful, and it’s shown as he makes Yahya’s character fly away while blowing up the dojo. We’re glad to see the One back in action.

21. The Machines Still Enslaving Humanity

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The Machines are still prevalent, and they still need to live, and to do that, they need energy from humans. In this shot, they are still farming humans and using them as batteries.

22. The Ship and a Ruined City

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The Nebuchadnezzar was the ship captained by Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy, and with the new film, it looks like there’s a new ship for the new crew. The ship is traveling across a ruined but massive city, and hopefully, it will give more insight into how our world looked like before it was destroyed by the Machines.

23. The Agents Are Back

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The Agents have been a threat to the free people, and they are back in The Matrix Resurrections. They can move from body to body, as long as those bodies are enslaved by the Machines. The Desert Eagle is back, and it’s a favored gun by the Agents.

24. Tiger Hu Chen

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Tiger Hu Chen is seen fighting Neo in the trailer. He is a martial artist and stunt performer, and he worked with Keanu Reeves in The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. He even starred in Man of Tai Chi, a film directed by Reeves himself.

25. Trinity and Her Pod

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Trinity died in The Matrix Revolutions. However, in The Matrix Resurrections, she seems very much alive. With this shot, we see her coming out of the pod. It would seem that the Machines were able to revive her.

26. Trinity 3.0

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Trinity can be seen kicking lots of asses as she takes down SWAT. It also looks like she’ll be more powerful than before as she’s screaming and shaking the camera.

27. Wall Running

You can’t have a Matrix film without wall-running, and here we have Jessica Henwick running on the wall and shooting at her enemies.

28. Stopping Bullets

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Neo had the power to dodge bullets, and later on, he discovered that he can just stop them. He uses that power again in The Matrix Resurrections.

29. Controlling Missiles

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Not only can Neo blow up a dojo and stop bullets, but he can also redirect a missile. In this scene, an attack helicopter fires at Neo, but he has other plans.

30. Jumping Off Buildings

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Neo had to break free from his fear by learning to jump from building to building in the first film. In this shot, Trinity and Neo are jumping off of a building, defying gravity once again. That’s what being free in the Matrix is all about.

Is there anything we’re missing from the trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Matrix Resurrections

Synopsis: The Matrix Resurrections is a continuation of the story established in the first MATRIX film. It reunites Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as cinematic icons Neo & Trinity in an expansion of their story that ventures back into the Matrix and even deeper down the rabbit hole. A mind-bending new adventure with action and epic scale, it’s set in a familiar yet even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all that’s required to see the truth is to free your mind.

The film is directed by Lana Wachowski and written by Lana Wachowski & David Mitchell & Aleksander Hemon. Joining Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss are Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and HBO Max on December 22, 2021. HBO Max will have the film for 31 days from theatrical release in 4K UHD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos (English Only) on supported devices. It will be released internationally starting on December 15, 2021.

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