Since the sudden announcement in August that The Matrix is indeed rebooting for the fourth movie with the return of screenwriter-director Lana Wachowski, it's been quiet on this part of the simulated universe - but it seems that the sequel to the sci-fi saga has found one of its leading stars. According to Variety, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II - perhaps best known for his role as Black Mante in the Aquaman film - has been cast in one of the main roles of the Matrix film and will join Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the film.
Abdul-Mateen's character has not yet been confirmed, but early rumors surrounding the movie suggest that he might be playing the young Morpheus - that's how flexible The Matrix 4 movie is. It is mentioned that he could also play someone closely related to Morpheus, such as a son or nephew. Whether this is indeed the case or not, we will have to wait to find out the official confirmation.
In addition to Aquaman, Abdul-Mateen was recently seen in Jordan Peele's us, starring Adelaide's father in the opening scenes of the film. He has also appeared in The Handmaid's Tale and Black Mirror series, and we will soon have the opportunity to watch him in the new HBO series Watchmen.
The original Matrix and its two sequels combined earned a total of $ 1.6 billion at the box office. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss portrayed their characters in all three chapters of the Matrix series, each directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski.
Lana Wachowski directs The Matrix 4 from a screenplay she co-wrote with Alexander Hemon and David Mitchell. The film is set in the roles of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. The Matrix 4 is reportedly set to begin production in 2020, with Lana Wachowski also co-producing with Grant Hill.
Matrix 4 has no release date yet.