The filming of Matrix 4 is practically concluded in Berlin but the controversy arises about a party that would have violated the anticovid rules. Production denies.
The filming of Matrix 4, the fourth expected chapter of the saga with Keanu Reeves, and controversy arose around a controversial scene. The alarm went off at the news of a party with about 200 people, even Reeves, and in defiance of the anticovid norms, which took place on the evening of 11 November in the historic Babelsberg Film Studios in Potsdam.
The news was given by the newspaper Build German and from Guardian British. The rules of the German region in question allow partying with a maximum of 50 people (which, given the moment, is certainly not cheap). Each party must also be registered in advance with the authorities, with all the relative security measures taken to carry it out. For a movie like Matrix 4 exceptions are allowed, but in any case the event must be communicated to the authorities and a spokesman from the city of Potsdam stated that he had not received any communication on the matter but that he had spoken with the production managers only regarding safety on the set.
Here the mystery deepens, because while the aforementioned newspapers and a spokesperson for Babesberg Studios claim that the party was actually a scene from the movie, shot at the end of filming, a participant released to the Build the following statement: “There was a euphoric atmosphere. Everyone had a tampon first. The mask was required but several took it off as the party went on. They gave us no instructions, there is no it was no take and no one resuming. “
The German Ministry of Health has set up a meeting directly with the managers of the Studio to understand if the party in question was part of the shooting or if it was simply the end of film celebrations, in defiance of the rules. It certainly seems odd that the production of such a major film deliberately violated the laws of the host country. We’ll see how it turns out.
Matrix 4 will be released in theaters on December 22, 2021.