‘Matrix 4’: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Lands Lead Role

Lawrence Kim
October 9, 2019

Lana Wachowski is directing the film that's set at Warner Bros. If this report proves correct, Abdul-Mateen would join the returning Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Now, a new player has entered the Matrix. But along with familiar faces returning in The Matrix 4 cast, there will be some new ones in the mix too, and one of them is Aquaman villain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Laurence Fishburne played the role of Morpheus in The Matrix and the two sequels that followed.

Rumors have been speculating that a young Morpheus would be appearing in The Matrix 4, and the role was previously rumored to be a crucial part to the then uncertain sequel, with Michael B. Jordan being mentioned as a possible candidate.

In addition to his breakout role as Manta in Warner Bros.' "Aquaman", Abdul-Mateen portrayed Lupita Nyong'o's character's father in Jordan Peele's hit "Us" and had a starring role in an episode of "Black Mirror". His upcoming projects include HBO's series adaptation Watchmen, Candyman, All Day and a Night, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell are writing the script. Wachowski is producing with Grant Hill.

Plot details are now being kept under wraps for the sequel, which jumps off of the premise that the reality in which all humans live is actually a computer simulation controlled by an alien race harvesting the energy of mankind. Hopefully his exposure from The Matrix 4 will catapult him into more major roles. While I'm extremely curious about The Matrix 4, I must say that not having both of the Wachowskis back behind the camera makes me a little cautious. All three were written and directed by Lana and her sister, Lilly, and starred Reeves and Moss.

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