By John Saavedra

The Matrix Revolutions was once considered the end of the war between Zion and the Machines but here’s how The Matrix 4 might continue the story.

The Matrix Revolutions concluded Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus’ journeys to save humanity from the Machines, but it left a few loose ends in the process.

After the 2003 movie’s tepid reception, no one thought there would ever be more story to tell.

An online role-playing game called The Matrix Online endeavored to show hardcore fans of the series what happened next.

But the game only ran for four years and closed down servers in 2009.

Whether The Matrix 4 will explore any of the game’s events remains to be seen, but it will undoubtedly pick up a few things from Revolutions.

What happened to Neo’s body after his death in the Machine city remains a major unanswered question almost two decades after the trilogy closer.

Might the ambiguous nature of Neo’s final resting place lead us to how Keanu Reeves is back as Neo in the new sequel?

Then there’s the mystery behind Carrie-Anne Moss’ return as Trinity. After suffering a gruesome (and seemingly definitive) death in Revolutions, she’s back in the sequel.

And where’s Morpheus? Laurence Fishburne won’t return for The Matrix 4, but he was the only member of the main trio to survive the events of Revolutions.

Some fans theorize that a timey-wimey plot twist is behind Fisburne’s absence, and that new cast member Yahya Abdul-Mateen II could be playing a younger version of the character.

Lambert Wilson is also back as The Merovingian, arguably the other major villain of the series besides Smith. He never did get his comeuppance in Revolutions.

Needless to say, The Matrix 4 has a lot to live up to and plenty of ground to cover to explain why it even exists. We can’t wait to find out what tricks Lana Wachowski has up her sleeve!