Will Hugo Weaving Return As Agent Smith In The Matrix 4: Resurrections?

The first trailer for The Matrix 4: Resurrections has arrived!

By Kyle Knight

September 9, 2021

The first full-length trailer for The Matrix 4: Resurrections has finally arrived, and after 18 long years fans are pleased to see Keanu Reeves return as Neo. But where was Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith in The Matrix 4: Resurrections trailer?

Agent Smith has become synonymous with the franchise, and fans are eager to know if Hugo Weaving will be starring in the anticipated sequel after no sign of the star was found in the trailer.

Thankfully, Hugo Weaving himself has revealed all about if he’ll be appearing in The Matrix 4: Resurrections. Here’s what he had to say.

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The Matrix Resurrections | Official Trailer

The Matrix Resurrections | Official Trailer

Will Hugo Weaving Be In The Matrix 4: Ressurrections?

Unfortunately, it’s bad news for Hugo Weaving fans. The actor confirmed that he would not be appearing in The Matrix 4: Resurrections.

In an exclusive interview with, Hugo Weaving sat down and discussed why he wouldn’t be appearing in the upcoming blockbuster.

According to Weaving, the Matrix star had originally agreed to return for the next instalment in the series after a script reading with fellow cast members. But, due to scheduling conflicts, the director “pulled the plug”.

At the time, the actor already had scheduled work with the National Theatre in London. Weaving said the following regarding negotiations and scheduling for The Matrix 4: Resurrections:

I thought we could have done my scenes in May, June and July; and we talked about money and we talked about — they were negotiating. We were all pretty much sorted and agreed on dates and it was all fine, but then Lana decided she didn’t think it was going to work. So, she pulled the plug on the negotiations. That’s where it ended up. She basically didn’t feel that my commitment to the National Theatre was going to fit in with the dates that she had in mind for me.”

So, it looks like Hugo Weaving was originally on board to appear in the next instalment, but scheduling conflicts made it a little tricky. Thus, the star will not be returning for The Matrix 4: Resurrections. Fans can read more of Weaving’s interview at

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The Matrix 4: Ressurrections Cast

Hugo Weaving might not be appearing as Agent Smith in the upcoming Matrix sequel, but there’s still a star-studded lineup with plenty of new and returning faces. Check out some of the cast members below, or visit IMDB for more details.

  • Keanu Reeves – Neo
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Priyanka Chopra Jones
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
  • Jada Pinkett Smith – Niobe
  • Carrie-Anne Moss – Trinity
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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