It’s official, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays Morpheus in The Matrix Resurrections. After months of speculation and rumors circulating, the actor has now taken to social media to share an incredibly tough image of himself from the upcoming fourth Matrix movie, along with the straightforward, no-nonsense, mystery-solving caption. ‘MORPHEUS’.
So unless Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays a cruel trick on all of us, this is confirmation that he will indeed play the part of Morpheus, a character so wonderfully well played in the original Matrix trilogy by Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne himself has previously revealed that he has not been asked to return for the sequel, with the character now clearly appearing as a younger version of himself for reasons that will no doubt be explained in the film itself.
Rumors, some of which have been suggested in the recent trailer, have claimed that: The Matrix Resurrections will feature a “younger version of Morpheus” and more specifically “a digital version of that character”. Whatever the outcome, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II certainly looks good, with the image shared by the candy man star demonstrating his affinity for using two weapons at once to mow down bad guys while wearing stylish sunglasses inside.
Abdul-Mateen recently offered some insight into the unexpected fourth Matrix episode, comparing it to one of its recent legacy sequels, candy man. “It’s not all that different. They’re both classics that people love. They come with high expectations of excellence, and audiences can’t wait to see them. And it’s fun to be a part of that,” he explained. out, before revealing that, while The matrix 4 will contain many familiar elements, they will all have a different twist. “Of course they also come with the ability to put your own spin on moments and characters. And we look forward to doing that with the Matrix in the same way we did with Candyman. It’s all an opportunity to tell new fresh stories and change the story and add a new perspective to it.”
As seen in the trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, this reboot sequel is a continuation of the story that came about in the first Matrix movie from 1999. It reunites Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as movie icons Neo and Trinity in an extension of their story that ventures back into the Matrix and even deeper down the rabbit hole. A mind-blowing new adventure with action and epic scale, it takes place in a familiar but even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all it takes to see the truth is to set your mind free.
The Matrix Resurrections has amassed an amazing cast alongside Abdul-Mateen, Reeves and Moss, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ellen Hollman and Christina Ricci , which was recently announced to participate in the highly anticipated project. Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson will also return, reprising their respective roles from the previous trilogy.
The Matrix Resurrections is slated for a theatrical release of Warner Bros. Pictures on December 22, 2021. The film will also be digitally streamed on HBO Max in the United States for a month from that same date. This comes to us courtesy of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s official Instagram account.
Topics: The Matrix 4, The Matrix