It hasn't been that long since a new installment in the 'Matrix' universe - but the follow-up to 2021's 'Matrix: Resurrections' is officially in the works.

What's more, the fifth film in the franchise will be the first not to be directed by a Wachowski, as Drew Goddard (who has written screenplays for films including 'The Martian', 'Cloverfield', 'Cabin in the Woods' and 'World War Z', as well as episodes of TV shows including 'Buffy' and 'Lost') will write and direct it.

As you may know, the original 'Matrix' trilogy was written and directed by the Wachowski sisters, with Lana Wachowski directing 'Resurrections' on her own. That film was a box office flop - largely because it was also available on HBO Max at the time of release for no extra charge. This time, Lana is attached as an executive producer.

The cast or plot for the fifth installment has not yet been revealed, but considering Keanu Reeves has reprised his role as Neo in all films following the 1999 original, you would assume he's a safe bet.

Jesse Ehrmann of Warner Bros. said: "Drew came to Warner Bros. with a new idea that we all believe would be an incredible way to continue the Matrix world, by both honoring what Lana and Lilly began over 25 years ago and offering a unique perspective based on his own love of the series and characters,” Ehrman said in a statement. “The entire team at Warner Bros. Discovery is thrilled for Drew to be making this new ‘Matrix’ film, adding his vision to the cinematic canon the Wachowskis’ spent a quarter of a century building here at the studio.”

Goddard, meanwhile, said: "It is not hyperbole to say ‘The Matrix’ films changed both cinema and my life. Lana and Lilly’s exquisite artistry inspires me on a daily basis, and I am beyond grateful for the chance to tell stories in their world."