One of last year’s most highly anticipated (and highly divisive) films, The Matrix Resurrections, is coming to Sky TV and NOW in June – where subscribers will finally be able to watch it at no extra cost.
The fourth Matrix sequel is already available in the UK as a digital VOD purchase, and on physical media (DVD and Blu-ray), but many were waiting for it to come to the subscription-based TV platforms.
The Matrix Resurrections will become available to watch on Sky and its streaming service, NOW, from June 3, 2022.
That’s almost six months after the film’s original theatrical release on December 22, 2021, and just four months after its digital release as a premium rental.
In the US, the film was already available to stream on HBO Max, at no extra cost to existing subscribers – on the same day and date as its theatrical release.
The Matrix Resurrections was the last in a long line of 2021 films that were released on HBO Max at the same time as in US cinemas – a list that included The Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs. Kong, Dune, Wonder Woman 1984, The Many Saints of Newark and more.
But UK home viewers had to wait longer, since HBO Max is still absent on our side of the pond. So, with the film’s June 3 Sky/NOW debut, it’ll be available for UK subscribers for the first time.
The Matrix Resurrections was co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski – who also directed the original trilogy, along with her sister Lilly Wachowski (who declined to get involved this time around).
Many cast members from the original trilogy have returned for Resurrections, including Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Joining them are Jonathan Groff, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick and Neil Patrick Harris.
The film, which is part sequel and part reboot, starts with Thomas Anderson (Reeves) living his life as a successful video game developer and creator of The Matrix, a game series based on Neo’s…memories?
To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once again. Neo already knows what he has to do, but what he doesn’t yet know is that the Matrix is stronger, more secure and far more dangerous than ever before.
Despite the high expectations, the film didn’t do as well as some have hoped, both critically and at the box office. As of this writing, it has a Rotten Tomato rating of 63%.
How To Watch The Matrix Resurrections On Sky And NOW
The Matrix Resurrections will become available to watch on June 3, 2022, for Sky Cinema subscribers, as well as on NOW.
NOW (Formerly known as NOW TV- they changed their name) is Sky’s no-contract streaming service – a cheaper TV platform that gives you flexible packages (“memberships”) of content that can be watched on a variety of streaming devices.
The plans include the Entertainment Membership for TV shows, the Cinema Membership for movies, and the Sky Sports Membership. (See our full NOW review here).
For The Matrix Resurrections on NOW, you will need the Cinema Membership, which normally costs £9.99/month (You can sometimes find cheaper ways to sign up for NOW – see our guide).
Sky subscribers will be able to watch The Matrix Resurrections on their Sky Q (or older) set-top boxes, as well as on Sky’s streaming-based TV – Sky Glass.