Legendary game designer Hideo Kojima appears to be teasing the new Matrix movie on Twitter, but it’s unclear why.
18 years have passed since the release of Matrix Revolutions, the last installment in the series. However, with the franchise set to relaunch with the release of The Matrix Resurrections in theaters and on HBO Max this December 22, fans are currently scouring the internet for new content about the film.
Kojima himself appears to have stepped away from the gaming world for a moment to answer their call by teasing the film in a tweet featuring the Warner Bros. Pictures What Is the Matrix website. Along with thematrix.com, both sites were recently updated with video loops that show the franchise’s iconic code green animating vertically on the screen.
What is the matrix | Official site https://t.co/9QjJigGW9q
– 小島 秀 夫 (@Kojima_Hideo) September 7, 2021
As you might have guessed, fans have already started to speculate as to whether Kojima has anything to do with the new Matrix movie, or if a bonding game might be in sight. It seems more likely that he’s just acting as an “influencer” in this case, or just an interested fan like the rest of us – but it still remains a mystery as to why the website has been changed now.
Until recently, WhatIsTheMatrix.com looked quite different. As Reddit user Lego_496 shared in an r / matrix thread, the promotional website (which has been used intermittently since the original Matrix movie was released) featured ads and links to Blu-ray copies. Ray for films previously released from the franchise.
Many fans are hoping that the change to the two websites is part of a promotional campaign that launches the first official trailer for the film. Following an earlier leak, behind-camera footage of The Matrix Resurrections aired at CinemaCon and officially revealed the film’s title, but we haven’t seen anything publicly since.
Guests at the event reportedly received details of the return of the cast members and previewed action shots featuring signature-style Matrix action. Despite growing fan expectations, Warner Bros. decided at the time not to make the footage shown at CinemaCon available to the public. You can find a range of details that would have been showcased at the event in the short video below:
In other Matrix 4 news, IGN recently reported on details as to why Lilly Wachowski, the co-director of the original Matrix trilogy, decided not to return to the franchise to direct its latest entry. Wachowski explained that she found the idea of ”going back” in her career “expressly unattractive” and noted that she struggled to find motivation to return to the franchise after major changes in her personal life. .
For more information on The Matrix Resurrections, be sure to check out our dedicated film page where you’ll find a range of music videos and news stories across the title.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN who often wishes he could stop objects in the air. You can follow it on Twitter.