Comics Continuum (US), April 23, 2001
Skroce, Darrow Talk Matrix Sequels
Steve Skroce and Geof Darrow, comics artists returning to work on The Matrix sequels, both told The Continuum that they expect the next two movies to easily outdo the first.
"I've seen some footage and it's fantastic,"said Skroce, who is again doing storyboards. "The little they've shot so far, over the last month or so, is so sweet.
"I would be very surprised if any of the Matrix fans aren't satisfied with the new ones."
"It's an incredibly coherent piece of work,"said Darrow, who is again doing design work. "It's going to be an amazing story. I'm pretty lucky to be working on it, this goofy comic book guy from Iowa."
Both Skroce and Darrow - who can't reveal details about the films -- are still working on them for directors Andy and Larry Wachowski.
"They said it would be 5-6 months, and I'm going on eight,"Skroce said. "When I get done in June, it will be more like 12-13 months.
"They don't want anything to be hacked out. It's gotta be right before it's done quickly."
Skroce said he's been working closely with the Wachowski brothers.
"I'll keep doing sketches until the shot is exactly the way they want,"he said. "The movie really does come out of their brains. I'm the translator; that's how I would describe it. We go through an immense amount of detail doing the boards correctly."