In a new interview with Cinema Blend, “Matrix” star Joe Pantoliano said he’s been lobbying to reprise his role as Cypher – from the original 1999 classic – in the upcoming fourth instalment.
“Yeah I’d be interested,” the veteran actor tells. “I doubt they’re going to be bringing me back. I’ve lobbied for it, believe me. I’ve sent little notes to Lana [Wachowski] and asked her, to no response.”
The sequel, which had been filming in San Francisco before the pandemic, sees returning stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lambert Wilson joining franchise newbies Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, and Ellen Hollman.
Seemingly, the script doesn’t encompass an opportunity for the late Cypher to return from the dead or Wachowski’s aol is down….but when Joey Pants wants in somewhere, open the gate wide!