The Calgary Sun (Ca), August 10, 2001
Next Matrix postponed
The first of two in-production sequels to The Matrix won't see the light of day until the summer of 2003, according to SciFi.com. The site spoke to producer Joel Silver at the premiere of the new comedy Osmosis Jones and he confirmed that reports of The Matrix Reloaded making it to screens by Christmas 2002 have been overly optimistic.
"It's just it's an enormous project," Silver explained of the delay.
"It's a staggering project. There's so much dealing with it.
"It's unbelievable, and they just need time to finish both movies, because we're shooting them as one big movie.
"It's not back-to-back. It's one movie, so they'll finish shooting it, and then they'll take the time to finish the movies."