The Matrix 4 Poster Backs Up The New Oracle Theory

Recent character posters for The Matrix Resurrections lend credence to the hypothesis that Priyanka Chopra’s role is the new Oracle in the following way:

A still of Priyanka Chopra from the poster of Matrix 4
A still of Priyanka Chopra from the poster of Matrix 4

The hypothesis that Priyanka Chopra’s role is the new Oracle is supported by recent character posters for The Matrix Resurrections. With the Saved by the Bell reboot, the Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City film adapting the first two games, and legacy characters Grant, Sattler, and Malcolm all slated to return for Jurassic World: Dominion, it appears like the 1990s nostalgia movement is in full force. With that in mind, this is the ideal time for the Matrix franchise to return. Naturally, not everything old will be made new again in The Matrix Resurrections. Keanu Reeves reprises his role as Neo, as does Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, but the rest of the ensemble is entirely new. Morpheus, too, will be reimagined as a younger version, played by Candyman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The Oracle, on the other hand, was expected to be played by a new actress, given the precedent for her shifting look was set in The Matrix Revolutions. The Oracle’s role in The Matrix Resurrections is yet to be announced, although it’s widely assumed on the internet that she’ll be played by Priyanka Chopra. This hypothesis has not been dispelled by the most recent poster featuring Priyanka.

The Matrix Resurrections character posters feature numerous classic and new characters:

A still of Priyanka Chopra from The Matrix Resurrections character posters
A still of Priyanka Chopra from The Matrix Resurrections character poster. Fans thinks she’s the new Oracle

The collection of The Matrix Resurrections character posters includes both classic and new characters, including Priyanka Chopra’s role. While all of the characters are encircled by squiggly lines of Matrix-style code, everyone except Chopra is surrounded by a single color of code. Chopra’s figure, on the other hand, is surrounded by a combination of red and blue, implying that she will play the Oracle. Red and blue are, of course, the colors of the two pills Morpheus delivers to Neo in the first Matrix film, one of which allows him to understand the truth about the Matrix and the other of which allows him to return to his previous humdrum existence as an office worker by day and hacker by night. The creators of The Matrix Resurrections may be referring to how the Oracle straddles both sides of the war between humans and computers by coloring Chopra’s figure in both red and blue. She is a machine-created software, yet she seeks to serve people and, in the end, aims for peace amongst them. She’s a machine-created software that occasionally helps humans but isn’t fully at home with either, remaining practically above the fray but not without creating enemies. As a result, she’s a hybrid of the truth and the deception that Neo is originally presented with, especially when The Architect refers to the Oracle as the Matrix’s “mother.” The Matrix franchise doesn’t do anything by chance, even its marketing, so it’s difficult to believe that the decision to paint Chopra both red and blue isn’t a reflection of a deeper reality.

Despite being released at the tail end of the 1990s, The Matrix became one of the decade’s most memorable films:

A Still of Keanu Reeves From The Poster Of The Matrix Resurrections
A Still of Keanu Reeves From The Poster Of The Matrix Resurrections

Despite being released at the tail end of the 1990s, The Matrix became one of the most memorable films of the decade, and in many ways, it feels like a product of that period. Multiple franchises have demonstrated that it is possible to effectively resuscitate a 1990s product, and The Matrix Resurrections appears to be attempting to retain the cyberpunk style and mystery tone that the Wachowskis established with the first film. Given the mixed legacy of the sequels Reloaded and Revolutions, as the primary poster suggests, returning to the source is arguably the best way forward.

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