The Matrix Resurrections Won't Hit HBO Max Early; Here's What Time It Releases

The highly anticipated sequel will be available to stream on December 22 at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET.

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The Matrix Resurrections will land on HBO Max on December 22 at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET, according the streaming service. Until this recent announcement, it was not known if HBO Max might make The Matrix Resurrections available a day early--as it did with Dune earlier this year.

As of this writing, it looks like The Matrix Resurrections will also not be offered as an early Tuesday night screenings in theaters, either. If you're wary of spoilers or are paranoid about getting FOMO on the upcoming sequel, then no matter how you're planning to watch the movie, you're on a level playing ground. Of course, if you are going into theaters, be safe.

If you're just looking to kill some time until the movie is released, you have plenty of options. A steady stream of clips and trailers have been coming out recently. And, if you own a current-gen console, an impressive tech demo titled The Matrix Awakens was released as a free download on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Store during The Game Awards earlier this month. If your internet is slow, downloading all 29GB of it will also take a while and help pass the time until The Matrix Resurrections. Don't forget, there's still that interactive website tied to the movie, as well.

The Matrix: Resurrections stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen), Jessica Henwick (Underwater), Ellen Hollman (Spartacus), Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter), Priyanka Chopra (We Can Be Heroes), and Daniel Bernhardt (Birds of Prey). The fourth movie in the series is directed by Lana Wachowski. You can read our review of the film here.

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