Earlier today the trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections was released, and fans, who apparently had not been paying attention since this thing was announced, were wondering where Laurence Fishburne was. Well, he’s not in the movie as far as anybody knows, with speculation from the beginning that Candyman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II would be playing some version of the philosophical character. Well, wonder no more.
Abdul-Mateen has revealed via his Instagram that he is indeed playing Morpheus. And he did it in a way that is undeniable.
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We don’t have any explanations why the change was needed, but maybe Lana Wachowski wanted to give the character a younger feel? I mean, it was obvious by the things he was saying in the trailer that Abdul-Mateen was playing Morpheus, and frankly, it looks like a good fit.
Abdul-Mateen is part of a fresh group of newcomers that include Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
The Matrix: Resurrections hits theatres and HBO Max on December 22nd.