“The Matrix” Reboot Writer Says: “Not a Reboot”

The big film news story this week, without a doubt, is the purported reboot of “The Matrix” franchise which began in 1999.

Today, scribe Zak Penn spoke with fans on Twitter, and shot down all the talk of a reboot. He says the new series is more of a continuation:

“Can’t comment yet except to say that the words ‘reboot’ and ‘remake’ were from an article. Let’s stop responding to inaccurate news. If I were going to recast Keanu Reeves, I would cast Keanu Reeves. Do I want to see more stories set in the universe of the matrix? Yes. Because it’s a brilliant idea that generates great stories. Look at what people are doing with Xmen universe. Between Logan and Legion and Deadpool, does anyone want them to stop? Not me.”

The studio is reportedly looking to Marvel and Lucasfilm for inspiration in terms of establishing an ‘interconnected universe’ model.