Empire Online (http://www.empireonline.co.uk) recently spoke with Joel Silver, and he assured that the next two “Matrix” films would be R-rated.
“There’s greater freedom in an R-rated picture for doing the kind of movies we like to do. These pictures are not for children. The Matrix sequels are both R-rated and that’s just the way that worked out…I’m proud that we do not make these pictures for children. These films are R-rated for a reason.”