Matrix 4 witnesses the return of Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne-Moss and Laurence Fishburne, but it’s the new addition of Yahya-Abdul Mateen II that has raised eyebrows.
While we all know about the encore chase scene from Matrix 2, and Keanu Reeves’ new look, a recent leak has shed light on the plot for Matrix 4. It seems like Matrix 4 plot, coming in 2021, will be a story that has not Neo but Morpheus as the centerpiece.
Highlights! Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus has a much larger role than Neo in Matrix 4
- From car chase to a new look for Keanu Reeves’ Neo.
- Matrix 4 storyline – A quest back in time.
- More of Morpheus on the screen – old and young.
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen’s young Morpheus a central character in Matrix 4.
After a wait of 17 years, Keanu Reeves finally respawned as Neo one more time as Matrix 4 had begun shooting in San Francisco. Then coronavirus struck and halted the shoot. But while Lana Wachowski puts the project on hold, fans have been awaiting any new information about the plot and storyline.
The storyline leak for Matrix 4 – Morpheus not Neo
A recent report suggests that Matrix 2021 will see the plot revolve around Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus. Earlier, the producers revealed that apart from Keanu Reeves’ Neo, Morpheus was again cast as a centerpiece in the upcoming movie.
They also stated the storyline will see a quest back in time to contact a young rebel self. The earlier reports and fan theories had put their bets on both Keanu Reeves and Morpheus returning to find their younger CGI-based selves. However, new plot information resolves a Matrix 4 story where Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus, aided by Keanu Reeves’ Neo, who’ll be on the quest to find his younger self.
And that’s where the new star addition Yahya Abdul-Mateen comes in.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Matrix 2021
Yahya Abdul-Mateen joins Matrix 4 cast alongside Neil Patrick Harris, who is confirmed to be playing one of the new antagonists. Hopefully, Neil Patrick Harris will stand alongside Agent Smith. However, Hugo Weaving’s comeback isn’t confirmed yet. But coming back to Yahya Abdul-Mateen. The young actor is central to the movie. He plays the young Morpheus as per the latest plot leak.
Yahya Abdul Mateen and Laurence Fishburne will both be playing Morpheus in the movie. There is a high possibility that we see both of them alongside Keanu Reeves on the screen at the same time. That might count in for one more iconic cinematic moment added to the franchise. It seems Wachowski has found a new way of keeping Neo the chosen one but letting Morpheus take up the pivot role in the movie.
What else we know about Matrix 4 so far?
Studio Warner Brothers had put a tentative release date of 21 May, 2021 on the movie. However, that date was anyway not taken sacrosanct due to Keanu Reeves’ John Wick 4 also having the same date. Earlier in February, Matrix 4 started filming in San Francisco as images had emerged of Keanu Reeves’ Neo riding pillion to Carrie Anne-Moss’ Trinity on a motorbike.
But then production had to be halted on the streets of San Francisco as the US went under a lockdown due to the pandemic. Now, it’s likely that Matrix 4 might also see a new release date as is happening with all other productions across the country as well as overseas.
Nevertheless, it will be cathartic to watch Morpheus’ back story in Matrix 4 as Lana Wachowski tries to give him a character arc with the new plot after his more mysterious outing in the original trilogy.