Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played the role of Black Manta in Aquaman , is in conversation , according to The Hollywood Reporter, to play the lead role in the fourth Matrix film.
The 33-year-old Abdul-Mateen would play a younger version of the character Morpheus, who was played in the first films by Lawrence Fishburne. The actor also played roles in the Netflix series The Get Down and had smaller roles in Baywatch and The Greatest Showman, among others .
Earlier it was announced that Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, the protagonists of the first three parts, are returning in the new sequel. They can be seen again as Neo and Trinity.
The direction is in the hands of Lana Wachowski, who, together with her sister Lilly, devised and directed the first three parts.
The production of the film will start in 2020. No details have yet been announced about the plot of the new film. The name is also not yet known.
The Matrix trilogy worldwide success
The first Matrix movie appeared twenty years ago and became a worldwide blockbuster. The film won four Oscars, including one for the groundbreaking visual effects.
In 2003 The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions were released. The three parts together yielded more than 1.6 billion dollars (more than 1.4 billion euros).
The science fiction film series is about rebels who fight against an all-controlling, self-thinking computer system. “Many film ideas that we discussed twenty years ago have turned out to be even more relevant in today’s society,” said Wachowski. “I am very happy to be able to work with the characters of Neo and Trinity again.”