Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss recently appeared for an interview with The edge to discuss their thoughts on the new Unreal Engine 5 game The matrix awakens.
The conversation touched on a wide range of topics, including the metaverse, making a reimagined Matrix video game based on the movies, cryptocurrency, their next Matrix resurrections movie, VR pornography and more.
In The matrix awakens. Reeves and Moss play ultra-realistic digital versions of themselves. The duo found it “interesting” and “trippy,” leading to a conversation about what’s real and what isn’t, and the rights of digital IP addresses. Reeves joked that they could just stay home and let their avatars do the work, and recounted how some of the younger generations just don’t care if it’s ‘real’ or not.
“I feel like this is the first time in a long time that the real world is almost ahead of our science fiction,” Reeves said. He also commented on the rise of the Metaverse, saying, “Can’t we just have the Metaverse being invented by Facebook? The concept of the metaverse is much older than that, ”and told the interviewer that the crypto he owns a friend of his bought him some time ago.
For their next film, Matrix resurrections, the duo revealed they were immediately interested when asked to return and promise an immersive journey filled with romance, action and humor. When asked if the movie is a predictor for the future, Reeves said, “I think movies have always been a tool you can use. The Matrix tool. Think about the world you live in, think about the world itself and what the systems are… I think Resurrections is definitely a tool that we can look at today and will probably bring us tomorrow.
Take a look at the full interview above. The matrix awakens is now available on Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X / S, and Matrix resurrections is scheduled to premiere on December 22.
In other news, Keanu Reeves is interested in returning as John Constantine.