After the discharge of thefor , many long-time followers of the franchise have contemplated what function Yahya Abdul-Mateen II can be enjoying, given his eerily comparable look to Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus. Followers can now relaxation straightforward (or not, relying in your perspective), because the Candyman star has confirmed on that he’s, actually, taking up the function of Morpheus for the franchise’s fourth installment.
Mateen posted a nonetheless of himself in costume to his Instagram, toting a pair of weapons and staring straight into the digicam in all of his suited, bespectacled glory. Captioned merely with “MORPHEUS,” there isn’t a denying his level, that he might be enjoying the enigmatic captain of the Nebuchadnezzar who freed Keanu Reeves’s Neo from the confines of the Matrix. And we are able to’t lie — he appears good doing it.
Mateen joins a variety of newcomers to the Matrix franchise, together with Jessica Henwick, Christina Ricci, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, in addition to a handful of returning forged members, together with Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity. However what does this imply for the universe of The Matrix, this youthful model of Morpheus? What has occurred within the (albeit complicated) timeline of the franchise that this model of the rebellious chief has appeared to Neo, versus the unique? And what does this imply for Neo and the journey he’ll take? Solely time — and a few purple tablets, maybe — will inform.
The Matrix Resurrection was greenlit in 2019, to be directed by Lana Wachowski, who co-wrote the screenplay with David Mitchell and Aleksander Hemon. The fourth installment appears to be a direct continuation of the franchise, after the Matrix itself was reset in The Matrix Revolutions, however contemplating Wachowski’s success working with Mitchell and Hemon on Sense8 for Netflix, followers can stay up for one thing that may wrap up the franchise with a a lot nicer bow than in 2003.
The Matrix Resurrections might be launched in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22. Take a look at Mateen’s submit under:
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