The Matrix gets ready to start production soon on its fourth installment. While the old surviving faces return, new faces will be added as well. The latest rumored addition to the cast is Priyanka Chopra Jonas. If her casting is finalized, she joins Keeanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahna Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris. The fourth Matrix film begins shooting in February.
Is Priyanka Chopra Jonas a good Addition?
Jonas, while possessing a distinctive name, may not be one movie goers are familiar with. She lacks notable roles, but that does not mean she is new to the business. The International beauty starred as the lead in Quantico on ABC for three years. She also starred in Isn’t It Romantic with Rebel Wilson, The Sky is Pink, and Baywatch. Digging into some of her lesser known roles, the Indian actress acted in several physically demanding roles such as Mary Kom, an Indian boxing story, and Krrish 3, a sci-fi film very much in line with the Matrix style. Jones promises to a be a good fit to the continuing franchise.
Because of her Indian heritage and work on Quantico, she pioneered the way as the first Indian lead in a primetime show. The show won her a People’s Choice Award back in 2016. She also graced the cover of TIME magazine in 2016 and received the title of “Most Influential People”.
Her future looks packed as well as she will next act in Robert Rodriguez’s film, We Can Be Heroes on Netflix, and she will appear and executive produce “White Tiger”, a Man Booker Prize novel.
Actress Fits but Does the Film?
Priyanka Chopra Jonas should be a nice addition to the cast in whatever role she lands, but does that mean we really need a Matrix 4? Hollywood is digging into the past for any and every film it can remake, reboot or re-energize. Recent word leaked Lethal Weapon 5 may soon hit production with the original cast returning. Aren’t they really too old for that shit?
When The Matrix first launched, it was new and unique with visuals that had never been seen before, but as the later films came along, the visuals could not hide problems ingrained within. The latter Matrix films were total flops. Do we really need a fourth installment? If this works, the franchise could find new life and direction, but many a franchise has attempted this and failed.