Yahya Abdul-Mateen reportedly part of Matrix 4
Lana Wachowski, one half of the Wachowskis who directed all the three films in the franchise with sister Lilly, will write and helm the new project
Yahya Abdul-Mateen, who was recently seen in Us, has been reportedly cast to play a young Morpheus in the fourth instalment of The Matrix.
The star will essay the iconic role, originally played by Laurence Fishburne, in the next chapter of the famous sci-fi series. In the original trilogy, Morpheus is the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar who pulls back the proverbial curtain for Neo (played by Keanu Reeves).
It is not yet known if Fishburne will return for the new movie, which is being tentatively referred to as The Matrix 4.
Lana Wachowski, one half of the Wachowskis who directed all the three films in the franchise with sister Lilly, will write and helm the new project. Besides Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith are reprising their roles as Trinity and Niobe.
Warner Bros Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will back the movie.