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Keanu Reeves wants to go back to The Matrix

Okay, but you do remember what happened in the last one, right? (Photo: The Matrix Revolutions)

Get ready for the second coming of Christ (figure): Keanu Reeves tells Yahoo! Movies he’d like to return to The Matrix, the movie franchise that kicked off the not-quite-human phase of his career. Although Reeves gets to do some of his Neo act in the John Wick movies, he’s also got a lingering desire to be in another Matrix movie—but he’ll only don the black coat and sunglasses under certain conditions. As you can see, they’re pretty straightforward:

The Wachowskis would have to be involved. They would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not? People die, stories don’t, people in stories don’t.

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Reeves’ early, not-at-all binding rider just requires that Lana and Lilly Wachowski, the original filmmakers, write and direct the fourth movie. And if they happen to have a great story for it, all the better. The actor does touch on the whole [sorry for the spoiler on a 14-year-old movie] “Neo dies at the end of Revolutions” thing, but he also seems to think that you can’t keep a good messianic archetype down.

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