Cinescape Online (US), May 13, 1999
'Matrix’ Sequel Dealing
Yes, plans are underway to create a sequel to the Wachowski Bros.’ The Matrix. We’ve all heard that the brothers planned the Matrix story as a trilogy, but it sounds like Warner Bros. wasn’t really thinking that long term for the property. With talks of a sequel starting, the studio is hoping to get Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and possibly Joe Pantoliano to reprise their roles for two more films. The one barrier in place is that neither Reeves or Fishburne were signed for potential sequels. This could get expensive.
Speaking of being surprised, Variety also reports that Universal didn’t have a sequel agreement with The Mummy star Brendan Fraser either.