‘Matrix 4’ newcomer Neil Patrick Harris shares “intimate” details about the upcoming film.
One of the several new faces we’ll be seeing in the forthcoming Matrix 4 is none other than the legendary Neil Patrick Harris.
It’s not confirmed exactly what part Harris is playing in the sequel, but speaking in a recent interview, the actor shed light on his experience on the film set with some amazing news.
Per Variety, Harris explained the way director Lana Wachowski performed on the set, and how the traditional ways of shooting major studio blockbusters were resisted.
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It didn’t feel large because it felt like she was in her sweet spot, which was filming on the fly, filming using natural light.
The actor added,
Sometimes you’d sit around for an hour waiting for the clouds to clear, and then you’d quickly film. You’d film pages at a time in 30 minutes and then be done… You would think that a giant movie would be 100% storyboarded, animatics, and we’d be checking off shots.
The HIMYM alum continued,
I think she lived that before three times over, and I would suspect that she wants to do things her own way now. It wasn’t often that you felt that you were doing something gigantic because she made it feel very intimate.
Harris joins a stellar pool of newcomers who got cast in the latest film, including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henick, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Andrew Caldwell.
In addition, Wachowski has recruited several former cast members from her popular Netflix show Sense8, notably Eréndira Ibarra, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, and Toby Onwumere.
It’s not all about the fresh faces, however, as there are several characters returning from the original. Matrix seniors Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss will both reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively, but given the fact that both of them perished in The Matrix Revolutions (2003), it’s not sure how they will mark their return.
Other OG members from the initial three films supposedly coming back include Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson.
Meanwhile, the filming got halted multiple times by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and, as a consequence, its release date got changed on more than one occasion.
Previously planned for the premiere on 21st May of this year, it shifted to 1st April 2022, and now slated to feature in theaters and on HBO Max on 22nd December 2021.