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Hugo Weaving Says It’s Unfortunate He’s Sitting Out ‘Matrix 4’ Due to Scheduling Conflict

Hugo Weaving Says It’s Unfortunate He’s Sitting Out ‘Matrix 4’ Due to Scheduling Conflict

Warner Bros.’ official announcement about the next “Matrix” sequel (the film is untitled but will be the fourth feature in the franchise) included confirmation that series stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss would be returning to their iconic roles. A “Matrix” film would be nothing without the involvement of Neo and Trinity in some capacity. The same could be said for Agent Smith, the original trilogy’s villain, famously played by Hugo Weaving. Agent Smith is one of the most pivotal characters in “The Matrix” franchise, so it seemed reasonable for fans to expect the character to pop up in the upcoming fourth movie. Unfortunately, Weaving will not be involved in the project. The actor confirmed to Time Out London that he’s sitting “Matrix 4” out because of scheduling conflicts with his theater performance of “The Visit.”

“It’s unfortunate but actually I had this offer [for ‘The Visit’] and then

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