The Matrix could be getting a reboot/prequel or sequel in the very near future – but the perfect follow up may have already happened with John Wick Chapter 2.
In fact, there’s a theory currently doing the rounds online which suggests the John Wick films are actually far more logical and worthy follow-ups to the original Matrix than the CGI abominations that were The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Put together by Tom Guise over at Red Bulletin, it’s a pretty comprehensive theory that can be broken down into a couple of key points.
If there’s one guy capable of bringing us a worthy sequel to The Matrix, it’s John Wick director Stahelski, who actually served as Reeves’ stunt double in the Matrix trilogy and is arguably the only person, other that the Wachowskis, up to the task.
Stahelski previously spoke to loaded on this very topic a couple of months back and offered up an interesting argument on the theory.
A Badass Neo
It took Neo three Matrix movies to truly become ‘The One’ despite the end of the original movie suggesting he had reached that point.
Imagine if we cut out the two sequels that follow though and head straight to John Wick, where he’s a full-blown kung-fu master and killing machine living out his days in the Matrix.
The return of Morpheus
Imagine, for a minute, that somehow Neo’s memory was erased and he took on the identity of John Wick, with his martial arts skills intact.
Then John Wick: Chapter 2’s meeting with Laurence Fisburne’s all-knowing character, the Bowery King, the leader of an undercover group of assassins. Could he simply be Morpheus in disguise? It’s possible.
A virtual realty world
Anyone who has seen the firefighting chaos of the John Wick movies will know they have the feel of a video game shoot-em-up and with good reason – what if what we are seeing actually takes place in the Matrix?
Chapter 2’s coliseum fight, for example, feels like a level from a Hitman or Max Payne game.
A secret war
The John Wick movies make a habit of revealing how much of the world around us is not as it seems, with any number of secret hideaways and societies featuring in the films. It’s a lot like the Matrix’s myriad resistance groups and evil, assassin-like agents.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.