Updated: Aug 26, 2021
Fans of The Matrix series of films are no doubt waiting with bated breath for a first look at the upcoming Matrix 4. Well, wait no longer (well a little bit longer). The first teaser trailer for the upcoming film will likely be hitting the net this week.
As we reported last week when predicting the first trailer drop for Spiderman: No Way Home, CinemaCon, the annual industry convention focused solely on the film industry and its partners, kicked off with some monster panels from some of the largest film studios in the world.
If you're unfamiliar with what CinemaCon is, you're not alone. It is not a convention that caters to fans. Rather, it is an industry tradeshow put on by NATO (The National Association of Theater Owners) and is meant for theater owners large and small to get a first look at what's coming to theaters in the coming year.
We predicted last week that we would see the first Spider-Man trailer on Monday and, low and behold, we did. So what does Matrix 4 fit into all of this? Tonight (Tuesday, August 24) CinemaCon plays host to a 3-hour presentation by Warner Bros. hosted by Jeff Goldstein, President, Domestic Distribution and Andrew Cripps, President International Theatrical Distribution.
Now you might be thinking, "Chuck, wouldn't Warner Bros. take this opportunity to drop a new trailer for The Batman, or a first look at The Flash?" Well, yes, they will almost assuredly show the attending audience both of those things, but it is rare that footage shown at CinemaCon is released to the public. Warner Bros. is likely saving that content for their upcoming DC FanDome 2.0 on October 16.
So why do we think Warner will decide to give us a Matrix Trailer instead?
Firstly: The Matrix 4 wrapped filming back in November, giving the studio ample time to prepare a proper trailer.
Secondly: The film is still scheduled for a December 22 release and it is typically in that 4-month window that we start seeing trailers for films.
Other CinemaCon events include presentations from NEON, Disney, and Universal on Wednesday, and Paramount and Lionsgate rounding out the show on Thursday.
So, what do you think? Is there a chance we finally get our first look at The Matrix 4 this week? Let us know in the comment section below.