Rihanna might show us how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
New reports suggest Rih could star in a Matrix spin-off. The rumored film's screenwriter, Zak Penn (The Avengers), says if there is something in the works, it's a story that would take place in the same world as The Matrix, not a remake of the original.
"Do I want to see more stories set in the universe of The Matrix? Yes. Because it’s a brilliant idea that generates great stories," Penn said.
All I can say at this point is no one could or should REBOOT the Matrix. People who know Animatrix and the comics understand.
— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) March 15, 2017
The Animatrix is an American-Japanese anthology anime film based on The Matrix trilogy that focuses on human resistance fighters in the Matrix. It is thought the new film will center around that narrative. Even better, it's rumored to star Rihanna and Michael B. Jordan.
A source tells the Daily Star via The Sun, “Rihanna’s team are elated and are open to discussions as they see major potential in her being tied to a movie like the Matrix. It’d be a win-win for all.”
Years ago, the idea of Rih landing such a role would seem preposterous, but she aced playing Marion Crane on Bates Motel and has a role in the upcoming film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. R9 might be on hold for a while, because Rihanna is about to swallow a little red pill.