It seems like Warner Bros. doesn't think DC movies are enough of a cash cow. The studio has now decided to reboot "The Matrix." I mean, are we that surprised? Everything seems to be getting the reboot treatment these days and who says something as iconic and of its time as "The Matrix" would be left untouched? Of course, the series hit its peak with the first film, the second one wasn't too bad and the third was just atrocious, so there's always room for improvement with the latter films, but this just doesn't ht me the right way, there's something about rebooting The Matrix that doesn't ring true.
The Hollywood Reporter has this:
"It’s still not clear what shape the project will take, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a relaunch of The Matrix, the iconic 1999 sci-fi movie that is considered one of the most original films in cinematic history, with Zak Penn in talks to write a treatment."
"Sources say there is potential interest in Michael B. Jordan to star, but much must be done before the project is ready to go. At this point, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original and its two sequels, are not involved and the nature of their potential engagement with a new version has not been determined. Certainly, Warners would want the two filmmakers to give at minimum a blessing to the nascent project. The studio had no comment."
Of course the Wachowskis are not involved, why would they be?