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"On April 2nd the fight for the future begins"
—The Matrix's tagline[src]

The Matrix was a cult film on Earth-1.

Overivew

On April 2 of an undisclosed year, The Matrix, a Silver Pictures production, was released in theaters by Warner Bros. in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and Groucho Film Partnership. The film's plot revolved over "the fight for the future" and use of firearms. The movie was also noted for costume design, featuring leather and other black clothes.[1][2]

Over the years, it gained massive attention and was seen at some point in their lives by Cisco Ramon, Rene Ramirez and Ralph Dibny.[1][2][3]

Up until late 2017, the poster for The Matrix was hanging on the wall in Cisco Ramon's apartment, before it was destroyed by Breacher.[1] Earlier that year, Rene Ramirez compared Laurel Lance's Black Siren costume to that of character from the movie, Trinity.[2]

Crew

The Matrix's billed crew on a poster

Crew of the movie billed on the poster, right under the title.

Cast

Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne on The Matrix poster

Cast as seen on the poster. Left to right: Joe Pantoliano, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss.

Appearances

Arrow

Season 5

The Flash

Season 4

Season 5

Trivia

  • Tagline of The Matrix is "On April 2nd the fight for the future begins".[1]
  • So far, the only character mentioned by name out of the movie is Trinity, although indirect mention by Ralph Dibny in "Goldfaced" implies that one of the characters is named "Neo".[2][3]

Behind the scenes

  • In the real life, The Matrix is indeed a cult film from 1999, much of it being the same as depicted.
    • Comic book writer Grant Morrison claimed that movie's plot was plagiarized from his comic book Invisibles which was published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo in 1994-1996. Morrison went to court with the claim, but the case was eventually settled out of it. In any case as DC Comics is a subsidiary of the same conglomerate as Warner Bros. Studios who produced and distributed the movie, both properties could be technically seen as owned by the same company.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Elongated Journey Into Night"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Who Are You?"
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Goldfaced"
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