Matrix is a monument of science fiction, made by the Wachowski sisters. Between 1999 and 2003, spectators discovered a trilogy with a rich mythology and its very particular aesthetic. The characters of The Matrix have entered popular culture, as well Neo as Tritinty or Morpheus, respectively played by Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne. Suffice to say that the announcement of a Matrix 4, this time directed only by Lana Wachowski (also in the script), fans were enthusiastic around the world.
If Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are present, this is not the case with Laurence Fishburne, to everyone’s surprise.
The actor himself ignore the reasons for this absence.
Laurence Fishburne doesn’t know anything about Matrix 4
Matrix 4 is officially on its way, spectators will find Neo and Trinity. Morpheus, yet the main character of the trilogy, is not on the guest list. If one would have thought that Laurence Fishburne is too busy or doesn’t necessarily want to come back, it isn’t.
Lana Wachowski, for a reason one imagines scriptwriting, has drawn a line on Morpheus. And the character’s interpreter does not know the reason either.
I completely understand (that you ask me this question). It makes sense for people to ask me this… I’m not in the next Matrix and you should ask Lana Wachowski why because I have no idea.
– Laurence Fishburne
While an actress was confirmed to the casting, a lot of rumors surrounded the presence of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Some fans believed the actor would play a young Morpheus. Ultimately, this will not be the case.
According to a recent Matrix 4 storyline leak, events take place 60 years after Matrix Revolutions. The absence of Morpheus would be justified because the leader of the resistance has since died.
For the moment, Matrix has not communicated anything official. Jada Pinkett Smith also returns in the role of Niobe and the French Lambert Wilson takes over the Merovingian outfit.
More new ones are expected, in addition to Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. We’re talking about Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Priyanka Chopra (Quantico).
Matrix 4 is released in theaters on December 15, 2021.