Exciting news as Aquaman‘s breakout star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has landed a lead role in the upcoming Matrix sequel. Find out everything we know about his involvement in the film after the jump…
It’s been revealed today that Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has landed one of the lead roles in the next instalment of the Matrix franchise. The project has already brought back original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss and while Laurence Fishburne’s involvement remains unclear, this is obviously very exciting news.
No details have been revealed about the Black Mirror standout’s role but previous reports have indicated that director Lana Wachowski was looking to cast a young Morpheus so it seems highly likely that’s who Abdul-Mateen II will be playing.
Lana wrote the Matrix 4 script alongside Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell and production is expected to begin early next year. That means we can probably expect to see it in theaters in 2021 or 2022 and it will be interesting seeing how it comes together, especially after the last two instalments arguably failed to live up to the classic original.
Needless to say, this is a very exciting casting addition and we can probably expect to hear more soon. What do you guys think? As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments section!
That said, a couple insiders added that even if he isn’t play a version of Morphius, there is still a strong possibility he would be playing someone connected to the character like a son or nephew but for now its unknown
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) October 9, 2019