JAM! Showbiz has a report from the Calgary Sun, who recently spoke with Matrix Producer Joel Silver. Silver discusses the concept of filming Matrix 2 & 3 back-to-back and explains it as “making one giant movie that will be cut in half to make two smaller movies”. He goes on to say that shooting for the two films should be in Australia around Spring 2001.
“We’ll be bringing all of the main characters who survived the first one back for the sequels”, says Silver. As Matrix fans might know, actor Joe Pantoliano has been putting the word out on Matrix fan sites that his character (Cypher) didn’t really die in the first film. To this Silver says, “Joe is convinced he didn’t really die, but in the movie I saw he certainly did. He’ll have to talk to the writers to see if they can work something out.”