The long-awaited fourth Matrix film, titled The Matrix Resurrections, is the first new instalment in the franchise since 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions.
“I really wanted to work with Sandra Bullock, I loved playing Jack Traven, and I loved Speed, but an ocean liner? “I had nothing against the artists involved, but at that time I had the feeling it just wasn’t right.”
The actor, 57, starred in the original 1994 action film Speed as Jack Traven, an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Swat team who has to prevent a bomb exploding on a city bus by keeping its speed above 50mph.
Speaking on The Graham Norton Show via a video call from the US, Reeves said: “At the time I didn’t respond to the script.