Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Matrix 4 in Lead Role

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Matrix 4 in Lead Role

Everyone was totally caught off guard when news of a new installment in The Matrix franchise was announced back in August.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who portrayed the character Manta in Aquaman as well as the father of Lupita Nyong'o's character in the Jordan Peele movie Us, has reportedly been tapped for the secret lead role.

As we mentioned here, Lana Wachowski is set to write and direct this fourth Matrix movie, with Warner Bros. In the original 1999 film, Reeves plays the hero named Neo who is destined by a prophecy to free the human race after he awakes from his dream and joins up with a team of rebels to fight humanity's slavers. Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix 4 is; but hopefully, we'll be able to see it for ourselves in the near future.

Laurence Fishburne played the role of Morpheus in The Matrix and the two sequels that followed. Perhaps that's why there's a chance Abdul-Mateen may be playing a character with ties to Morpheus instead of a young version of the character. Sources say the film is eyed to begin production at the top of 2020.

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In addition to Aquaman, Abdul-Mateen notably appeared recently in the "Striking Vipers" episode of Netflix's Black Mirror with Anthony Mackie, as well as Jordan Peele's horror film Us.

Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell are writing the script. Wachowski is producing with Grant Hill. However, should this be true, it's another piece in the mysterious puzzle that is the potential plot to The Matrix 4. Why is Lana Wachowski returning while Lily Wachowski is staying away?

The actor also stars opposite Regina King in HBO's Watchmen TV series from producer Damon Lindelof, and he's been cast as Hollywood's new Candyman and in Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7.

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