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Reeves Rumors Reversed

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the he-took-the-wrong-pill dept.

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AdmiralXyz writes "The rumor that Keanu Reeves was in talks with the Wachowski brothers to produce Matrix movies 4 and 5, in 3-D, is apparently just that. Representatives from Warner Bros. spoke to Wired and called the rumors 'bunk,' pointing out that the school Reeves was supposedly accepting an award from when he made the announcement doesn't actually exist. His publicists made similar statements. Perhaps the film deities have shown us mercy just this once."

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There is a god (3, Insightful)

kimvette (919543) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000528)

and I am thanking him right now!

Not necessarily... BUT... (3, Interesting)

denzacar (181829) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000618)

...there sure exists strong evidence of absence of spoon.

Or perhaps the whole thing was just a glitch.

Re:Not necessarily... BUT... (2)

kimvette (919543) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001040)

Good point. I can recognize that there are no sequels: there is only The Matrix. Reloaded and Revolutions were merely rumors, and 4 and 5 obviously cannot exist if 2 and 3 were never made. :)

As long as we're in denial here... (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001176)

Good point. I can recognize that there are no sequels: there is only The Matrix. Reloaded and Revolutions were merely rumors, and 4 and 5 obviously cannot exist if 2 and 3 were never made. :)

Of course they can! Haven't you seen the Star Wars trilogy? Those movies are "episodes" 4, 5, and 6. And they never made "episodes" 1-3.

Re:Not necessarily... BUT... (1)

Stregano (1285764) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001282)

I have no clue what you are talking about, but this is why jobs drug test. Stop smoking before you go into work and post on /. since you are ruining it for the other people out there

Re:There is a god (1)

commodore6502 (1981532) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001082)

I don't know why people hate Matrix 2/3 so much.
Other than being one half hour too long, I thought it was a fine science-based fiction, as good as any of the classic novels (I Robot, Foundation, 2001, Ender's Game).

Re:There is a god (5, Insightful)

Carl.E.Pierre (1223962) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001224)

I don't know why people hate Matrix 2/3 so much.
Other than being one half hour too long, I thought it was a fine science-based fiction, as good as any of the classic novels (I Robot, Foundation, 2001, Ender's Game).

Your lack of taste is appalling. Seek help!

Re:There is a god (2, Insightful)

Lazareth (1756336) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001334)

Because The Matrix was a cult movie with a strong plot and some thought-provoking themes, while Matrix 2/3 was simply action flicks with good casting and shiny effects that brought nothing new to the franchise and simply churned money over it?

The Matrix was an excellent movie of immortal value. Matrix 2/3 was merely good action movies of passing notice only because of the original =P

I don't hate them, but I can surely see why fans of the original think they were bad for the story.

Re:There is a god (2)

al0ha (1262684) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001454)

In comparison to Bladerunner, all the Matrix movies are simply action flicks with good casting.

The first was a stand out because it had cutting edge bitchin' special effects, like avoiding the bullets. That kicked ass. 2 and 3 had good effects, but one just stood out simply for the reason it broke new ground. Otherwise it was nothing special.

Re:There is a god (2)

commodore6502 (1981532) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001456)

>>>The Matrix was a cult movie with a strong plot and some thought-provoking themes

Matrix 2 and 3 had thought-provoking themes too. If you don't believe me, just fast-forward past the action scenes you dislike and focus on the storyline.

Re:There is a god (1)

tumutbound (549414) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001512)

>>>The Matrix was a cult movie with a strong plot and some thought-provoking themes

Matrix 2 and 3 had thought-provoking themes too. If you don't believe me, just fast-forward past the action scenes you dislike and focus on the storyline.

They have a storyline?

Not brothers... (4, Informative)

Low Ranked Craig (1327799) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001148)

Larry is Lana now.

Re:Not brothers... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001286)

Hahahaha. I thought you were joking. "The Wachowski siblings" doesn't quite have the same ring, though.

Re:There is a god (4, Insightful)

kiwimate (458274) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001406)

?

Why? People make movies, you don't want to see them, don't buy a ticket. You save some ridiculous amount of money and have a few hours extra to indulge in something you will enjoy. Why is that so hard?

I don't get all this scorn and derision. If you don't like something - a movie, a web site, Fox News - ignore it. Change the channel. Isn't that what people always say when fighting for freedom of expression versus censorship? "You don't like it, you don't have to watch it."

Re:There is a god (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35002068)

and I am thanking him right now!

WHOAH!!!

Oh no! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000538)

It's a glitch in the Matrix!

Re:Oh no! (1)

jasonlfunk (1410035) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000600)

It means that changed something.

LOL (0)

pavewrld (6221) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000582)

nice

4 and 5 ??? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000584)

Surely to produce films 4 and 5, first there must be 2 and 3. Or am I missing something?

Re:4 and 5 ??? (2)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000646)

No, you're not missing anything. You know Hollywood, they can't do math. Have you seen the damages asked in their lawsuits?

Next thing you know they'll want us to believe there was more than two Alien movies.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000686)

I know a guy who actually believes there are 6 Star Wars films.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

0racle (667029) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000810)

I bet he also thinks there are 4 Indiana Jones movies.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

The Grim Reefer2 (1195989) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000894)

I know a guy who actually believes there are 6 Star Wars films.

But how many lights does he see?

Re:4 and 5 ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001000)

There! Are! Four! Lights!

Re:4 and 5 ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000938)

And I know a guy who actually still thinks these jokes are funny.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001060)

What jokes?

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000978)

I know a guy who actually believes there are 6 Star Wars films.

Well, of course he's wrong. He forgot the Christmas one. :-D

There ARE six Star Wars movies (1)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001484)

1. A New Hope
2. The Star Wars Christmas Special
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. The Return of the Jedi
5. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
6. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Re:There ARE six Star Wars movies (2)

GuruBuckaroo (833982) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001546)

You forgot the lost Han Solo movie, "Serenity".

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001182)

No, you're not missing anything. You know Hollywood, they can't do math. Have you seen the damages asked in their lawsuits?

Next thing you know they'll want us to believe there was more than two Alien movies.

It's kind of mysterious how they jumped straight from "Alien" to "Alien 3"...

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35002404)

Ignoring and denying history only means it's going to happen again and no one learned anything,. There are 4 alien movies. some of which are crap. Don't let the people involved with them get away by ignoring them...make them pay.

There was only one (1)

h00manist (800926) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000702)

The rest was crap. Mostly because they forgot about all the technology and mysticism they had slowly concocted for the first one and which made it interesting, and just went with the guns and explosions and special effects that any other movie has, but sells anyways. If they went back to the original idea, they could do a whole series, but just with guns and graphics, there's nothing original.

Re:There was only one (1)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000932)

How can you say there was a lack of mysticism? Did you actually need him nailed to the cross by squids to get the ridiculously overdone Jesus references?

Re:There was only one (3, Interesting)

Stregano (1285764) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001560)

He was. At the end of the 3rd movie, notice how he is laying when they pull him away. I promise you that I am one of the 17 people on the planet that love all the Matrix movies enough to explain every single scene to the "meh, blah blah blah Matrix 2 and 3 sucked" people.

Agent Smith represented everything that was wrong with us. He would lie (example: "Oh, I am not a bad guy, once you get to know me"), gluttony (all of those Agent Smiths were not needed), murder, vanity. He represented our sins, but on an extreme "I can fly in the air and do cool moves" sort of way.

Neo's name even represented the new changes that would come along with him, similar to Jesus. He was in love, and was soul-less enough to be willing to lose his life to save humanity (soul-less as in he was like a Jedi where you think outwardly).

Now you may ask, "Well if Smith is sins, then sins killed Jesus?" No, Mr. You need to pay closer attention to details. The big robot head killed Neo. This is something that I explained in another post, but I am on a roll right now, so I am going to say it again. The Oracle said that Smith was Neo's counter-balance. Neo also proved that as a balance, he can merge with Smith and survive. Once Neo merged, you could see the big robot head pump electricity into Neo to kill him. If the robot head had waited, Neo would have survived.

There needs to be balance to the equation, so if Neo takes out Agent Smith, there is no balance, so once Neo merged with Smith, to ensure they were not out of balance, the big robot head pumped Neo with electricity (that is what it looks like), effectively killing them both at the same time since at that given moment, they are partially one. Remember, it is a machine. It does not deal in chance, it deals in what needs to be done.

So, somebody who you thought was helping you, ends up killing you, sounds like what happened to Jesus with P Pilot.

More imagery: Agent Smith seems to take form as multiple things, and I could be wrong with some of this, but as Christian folk have told me, Demons help with sins and they are always trying to find a way into our realm of existence (Agent Smith "possessing" Bane anybody?)

Jesus blindly helping his fellow man. They went pretty literal in the movies here.

Come on! The human city was called Zion! Did you see how bright and Brilliant white the room was with the Gate Keepers?

See, one of the cool things they did with the later ones that they did with the first one was even though they talked about stuff, they never really explained it. They did that alot in the first one to bring about that "Are we living in a Truman Show?" type deal. But they shifted more focus to Neo in the later 2 movies instead of concentrating on giving us this awesome "We all might be in the matrix right now" type of thinking, but the questions do not go away. How was Neo able to see without human eyes? How was he able to fight sentinels, basically, with his mind? Is Neo part robot? Is the place Neo at basically just a horrible "overflow" server that they put the people who thought they got freed (As Morpheus says, "Have you ever had a dream that was so real, that you weren't sure if you were awak or asleep?") If this is some kind of "overflow" server, does that mean that the Zionites are really programs themselves?

We truly do not know, but the story itself still brings up these questions. I am sorry that all you paid attention to (not the person directly above me, but the people above him) were the fancy special effects. There is alot more to all 3 movies than you are seeing kids. Free your minds.



I will stop here since this comment is nested pretty far down and chances are nobody will ever read it except for the person I replied to, but seriously, yes, the later movies had alot of special effects. They were flashy. They had action, but they did not derail from basically making Neo Jesus. Anybody who begs to differ, by all means reply to me. We can get into how the last 2 were just as good as the first one.

Re:There was only one (1)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001708)

I was specifically referencing that scene, and earlier when he "walks on water". They didn't nail him on the cross but he was in the pose.

I'm with you that I enjoyed both films, maybe minus the "downtime" scenes w/ the rave in #2. But the highway chase? Mech warrior things fighting a million squids? Awesome.

The problem is people built the first one up so much that when the 2nd and 3rd didn't show something as revolutionary as the first they were disappointed. (And the hippie rave.)

Re:There was only one (1)

Stregano (1285764) | more than 3 years ago | (#35002104)

Ok, you are correct, the hippie rave was dumb. I could probably say it symbolized something, but that scene was horrible. Even down to Morpheus himself. That is another example. Crew of Neberkinezer (sorry about the spelling on that one) = apostles (well, they did after the first movie)

Re:There was only one (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001572)

Actually, I think the story parallels a very old non-Christian story. I saw at an animation festival once (1988? 1989?) a movie about a future world, where someone was born into the world, destined to be a world-changing hero. The world had an overlord, who enjoyed doing genetic manipulations to make a superior race. Well, the guy was born into the castoffs, but wasn't obviously malformed. Anyways, the dude had some powers, and fit into a prophecy that would see the end of the overlord. As the dude got more powerful, the overlord got more worried, etc.

Well, at the end, the dude was able to defeat the overlord, but he was consumed in the effort. Balance and harmony, at least for a bit, was returned to the world.

But, the catch at the end was that the story would eventually repeat itself in the future...

I haven't read any of Joseph Campbell's books, so I can't tell you which story archetype this is...

The Matrix movies fit this story archetype quite well.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

tekrat (242117) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000756)

It's like that other film "Ocean's Eleven" .... Where the hell was parts one to ten? And if you think this is a joke, they *did* make a sequel and named it "Ocean's Twelve". So where are the other films?

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

The Grim Reefer2 (1195989) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000866)

It's like that other film "Ocean's Eleven" .... Where the hell was parts one to ten? And if you think this is a joke, they *did* make a sequel and named it "Ocean's Twelve". So where are the other films?

Oceans 11 was made in 1960 and stared Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. , Dean Martin, etc. It was about 11 WWII buddies that robbed several casinos in one night because they had trouble assimilating back into society.

Not sure what the hell Oceans 12 is.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000934)

It was also made in the 90's...

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Oceans 12 is this surrealist art movie... (2)

denzacar (181829) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001418)

...from couple of years ago.

There is this scene with Julia Roberts pretending to be a woman who is pretending to be Julia Roberts WHILE talking on a phone to another instance of Julia Roberts pretending to be Julia Roberts.
Kinda like this scene [youtube.com] only a level or two more fucked up.
Granted, Bruce Willis showing up and pretending to be JUST Bruce Willis is a bit of a letdown, but the movie makes it up in utter lack of entertainment (in the classic meaning of the word).

Clearly, Ocean's 12 was envisioned as a critique of the entire summer blockbuster genre (they even satirized that by releasing it in December), with its overdose of stars and utter lack of coherence or meaningful plot - but apparently people failed to get the joke.
So, they said "What the hell, let's at least make a shitload of money" and reused that same formula and made Ocean's 13.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000876)

The "eleven" isn't a sequence number, it's Clooney's penis size...

Re:4 and 5 ??? (3, Funny)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001210)

The "eleven" isn't a sequence number, it's Clooney's penis size...

In centimeters, I guess.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001242)

And Leonard Part 6, where were 1-5?
And Remo Williams, the adventure begins. Everyone knows there's an introduction, a body, then a conclusion. Where are the body and conclusion for that one?

Re:4 and 5 ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001476)

Remo a cop in the beginning, he was sitting in the squad car when the bad guys dump him and the car in the river. Cure gives him a new face and name, and Chiun accepts him as a student. That the beginning, the movie and the book are fairly similar. I have yet to read past number 78 in the books...

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000958)

You are missing nothing. There was no 2 and 3. Once I thought there was, but I'm sure it was a nightmare.

Re:4 and 5 ??? (1)

node 3 (115640) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000968)

Surely to produce films 4 and 5, first there must be 2 and 3. Or am I missing something?

It worked for Star Wars.

I already saw The Matrix IV (5, Funny)

spun (1352) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000590)

They called it Inception. It wasn't very good. But Keanu looked more animated than I have ever seen him before. He must have taken acting lessons.

Re:I already saw The Matrix IV (1)

jd2112 (1535857) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001856)

'inception' was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award earlier today so you are probably in the minority. (I thought it was OK but i'm not sure it merits a Best Picture nomination.)

It's too late... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000606)

They'll be making them now that a rumor gave them the idea.

And once again... (2, Interesting)

SpryGuy (206254) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000614)

And once again, a like makes it all the way around the world before the truth even gets its pants on.

Does anyone actually verify anything any more?

Re:And once again... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000684)

Not really. No more than anyone proof-reads their posts.

Re:And once again... (4, Funny)

gQuigs (913879) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000718)

And once again, a psot makes it all the way out of preview before proofreading gets its pants on.

Does anyone actually proofread anything anymore?

Re:And once again... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Cowpat (788193) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000822)

Does anyone actually proofread anything anymore?

Just what sort of website do you think you've stumbled upon here, buddy?

Re:And once again... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000834)

I you have a spelling mistake there.

I see what you did their. (1)

Brannon (221550) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001002)

funney

Re:And once again... (1)

foobsr (693224) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001080)

proofread

Believe it or not, I recently saw a Hospital-Magazine with a front page headline stating ... —Syndrum (which correctly would be ...—Syndrom).

CC.

Re:And once again... (1)

CrimsonAvenger (580665) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001218)

Believe it or not, I recently saw a Hospital-Magazine with a front page headline stating ... --Syndrum (which correctly would be ...--Syndrom).

Actually, it would be -Syndrome

Re:And once again... (1)

Calydor (739835) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001538)

Depends on the language of the magazine. In my language it really is 'syndrom' with no e at the end.

Re:And once again... (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000854)

Does anyone actually verify anything any more?

Well this was just entertainment fluff. I mean, its about a movie. Were it more weighty issues, like public policy or health, people would verify it first.

giggle... snicker... chortle...

Re:And once again... (1)

cacba (1831766) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000862)

They get rewarded for stories, not verification. I dont keep track of which random website didnt verify their story because it just happens way too often.

If only some clever person would create a system that did track the reputation of organizations and individual writers.

Re:And once again... (1)

lennier (44736) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001048)

And once again, a like makes it all the way around the world before the truth even gets its pants on.

We can thank Facebook for that.

Float the rumor (5, Interesting)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000636)

Float the rumor, datamine the cyber-zeigeist, and somebody order me lunch; I'm starving.

Re:Float the rumor (1)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000798)

Dude, seriously, ^THIS^

Re:Float the rumor (1)

zero0ne (1309517) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000804)

You are forgetting the Profit!!..... step.

Re:Float the rumor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000980)

Float the turd, see who pokes it. Damn, now I am hungry too.

Re:Float the rumor (2)

lennier (44736) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001960)

datamine the cyber-zeigeist

But sir - the twitterati are already blogging and we've got multiple pingbacks inbound! If we don't cross-site script the XML to a recursive realtime JSON feed in the next thirty seconds we'll 404 the memebases! ALL OF THEM!

What? (1)

Mr.Fork (633378) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000660)

Marketing hype? maybe...

Warner Media Rep: Do not try and create a movie. That's impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth.
News Reporter: What truth?
Warner Media Rep: There is no new Matrix movie.
News Reporter: There is no new Matrix movie?
Warner Boy: Then you'll see that it's not the movie with Keanu that appears, it is only Neo himself.

I am confused (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000666)

In order for there to be a Matrix 4 and 5, there would have to be a Matrix 2 and 3. Those two movies never existed. Seriously, THEY NEVER EXISTED.

Re:I am confused (1)

Surt (22457) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000736)

Can we apply an exception for the highway chase, sort of like the exception for the light-saber duel that is the only part of SWI that exists?

Re:I am confused (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001066)

> Can we apply an exception for the highway chase, sort of like the exception for the light-saber duel that is the only part of SWI that exists?

I would reluctantly say, no. I personally can't bring myself to acknowledge the highway chase because of its association with the rest of Matrix 2, if it existed.

This goes triple for the light saber duel in some Star Wars prequel if it actually existed. (As far as I'm concerned, the last Star Wars film was released 31 years ago.)

Re:I am confused (1)

Martin Blank (154261) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001114)

Too long and drawn out. I got bored half-way through. Good concept, but they tried to do too much with it.

Re:I am confused (1)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001942)

I know I'm the only one ever to say this, but I loved the second two. Except the chase. That was weak.

Phew! I'm relieved... (1)

Isarian (929683) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000670)

...time to order me a club sandwich and a cold Mexican beer to celebrate.

Re:Phew! I'm relieved... (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000710)

In hindsight, Bill and Ted 3 really should have given it away as fake, but I thought perhaps he'd mellowed in his disgust that it's often what people associate him with the most.

Nothing is certain to happen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000738)

until it has been officially denied.

Taking over the torch for Duke Nuke'em (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000772)

We may finally have a new contender for the longest vaporware award. This same rumor is likely to crop up every year from here on out. The irony is if there's enough interest from the fans it may be a self fulfilling prophecy. Remember the studios can't see a difference between bad press from people hoping this won't happen and fans clamoring for it.

Sad Keanu thinks its for the best (1)

grapeape (137008) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000808)

Thank god...I loved the first one but the second and third were so awful I havent been able to even watch the first one since..there was alot of potential but they killed it...let it stay dead.

Rumor? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000826)

I wonder if the first rumor was just a phishing experiment, to see if folks wanted another movie yet...

Testing the water (3, Insightful)

Dan East (318230) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000828)

You know, considering it can be done totally free, I wonder if there would be value in a studio creating a false rumor like this, then surveying the public response on social networks and sites like this in order to get a feel for the market / fanbase for potential sequel?

Re:Testing the water (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001020)

then surveying the public response

It's not important what the public thinks. What matters, is what potential investors (backers) of the film think. Or more refined, what the potential investors think the public thinks. A few fudged survey numbers, and a good PowerPoint, and the producers can convince the investors that the doomed sequel will be a success.

Re:Testing the water (1)

cvnautilus (1793340) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001192)

No, I'm pretty sure it matters whether or not the consumers of the product will have any interest in consuming said product.

Re:Testing the water (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001208)

Isnt this how apple creates products?

Re:Testing the water (2)

noidentity (188756) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001846)

Yes, it's called a trial balloon [wikipedia.org] .

Oh no... Do you realize what that means? (1)

grimJester (890090) | more than 3 years ago | (#35002310)

They just found out there are loads of people who liked the first movie but have no idea the sequels were ever made. I'll laugh my ass off when I see a huge marketing push for Matrix 2 & 3.

More likely (2)

overshoot (39700) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000840)

Perhaps the film deities have shown us mercy just this once."

Alternately, the flood of responses gave them the idea that the public can't wait for more Matrix flix and (in the best SF paradox traditions) the horrible eventuality we sought to prevent has been caused by our own efforts.

Not using Keanu (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000848)

They are planning on using the performance capture technology from Avatar to superimpose Keanu Reeve's face on somebody who can actually act!

The school exists- (1)

ChinggisK (1133009) | more than 3 years ago | (#35000870)

The school appears to be real, actually - www.lispa.co.uk

Re:The school exists- (1)

Revotron (1115029) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001014)

Do you really expect film execs to know how to use Google? I mean Christ, they're the same people who have kept Michael Bay gainfully employed. Can't be much there in terms of ingenuity.

LISPA exists. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35000906)

http://www.lispa.co.uk/

Nice fact checking there.

The matrix (1)

SnarfQuest (469614) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001034)

Maybe the rumors are true outside of the matrix. He can hop in and out of it, you know.

Wachowskis (2)

Myria (562655) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001058)

The Wachowskis aren't brothers anymore. I wish people would stop referring to them as such.

Re:Wachowskis (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001432)

And Michael Jackson was white, right? Bullshit. Michael Jackson was always black, no matter that he bleached his skin, and Larry Wachowski will always be a male, no matter that he no longer has a penis (the correct term: "castration"). What they did to their outsides does not change what really counts: their genes.

Re:Wachowskis (-1, Flamebait)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35002382)

Yes they are. Just because someone grows breasts and has their wang turned inside out doesn't mean the genetic makeup has changed.

I don't care, but lets not delude ourselves into think a sex change operation is no more then an expensive costume used to get money out of deluded person who leverages their excuse against a nonexistent cause.

A better rumor... (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001090)

...would have been that the Wachowski brothers have announced that they're going to remake Matrix 2 and 3 except they'd actually have a story worth telling this time.

Suckage alert. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001308)

A rash of false positive stories *should* qualify slashdot as officially sucking. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Doesn't exist? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35001396)

http://www.lispa.co.uk/

That school is real, the event was not. (1)

Khopesh (112447) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001580)

Such a school does indeed exist, though it has the word "International" in it: London International School of Performing Arts [lispa.co.uk] (LIPSA). However, LIPSA denies Keanu was there [metro.co.uk] . I'm surprised Wired didn't bother to do a little more research to determine whether the school exists. I'm also surprised Warner Bros was so snide in its proclamation that the school didn't exist as that could be construed as an attempt at a cover-up (except for the fact that event never happened anyway).

Not the Wachowski brothers (4, Funny)

dbIII (701233) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001682)

The rumor that Keanu Reeves was in talks with the Wachowski brothers

It's a different director for the next Matrix movies - Uwe Boll.
Paris Hilton is cast as Trinity and John Travolta is playing Morpheus. It's a reboot where instead of being batteries for the machines the humans are sex toys but for ratings purposes there will be no nudity. Ahmed Best is voicing the amusing machine sidekick who helps the heroes fight the bumbling Agent Smith played by Adam Sandler.

Plus he has been too busy (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35002362)

studying up to play Tron in the sequel....

BAZINGA!

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