Depart a Remark
Whereas lots of widespread franchises have opted to press the reboot button and begin with a very clear slate, The Matrix is embarking down the sequel/continuation path as a substitute. As such, whereas The Matrix 4 will characteristic lots of new faces, there can even be a scattering of acquainted ones, together with Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity. Nonetheless, there’s been no phrase on if Laurence Fishburne shall be again for one more spherical as Morpehus.
So what’s the deal? Can we count on Laurence Fishburne to participate in The Matrix 4? Judging by the actor’s under remark, it doesn’t sound like that’s within the playing cards:
I’ve not been invited. Perhaps that can make me write one other play. I want them nicely. I hope it’s nice.
Laurence Fishburne revealed his lack of involvement in The Matrix 4 whereas talking with New York Journal (through The Wrap). Whereas there’s a slim likelihood this might be a type of situations the place an actor is mendacity with a view to preserve their look in a film a shock, going off the accessible data, this would be the first Matrix film to lack Fishburne’s presence.
One potential motive for the actor’s absence from The Matrix 4 is that whereas Morpheus made it out of the unique Matrix trilogy alive, he was killed within the laptop recreation The Matrix On-line. Now granted, there are situations the place tie-in media resembling that are not a part of the official canon, however contemplating that the Wachowskis gave their blessing to this recreation, that might be sufficient to warrant leaving Morpehus out of The Matrix 4, and there shall be a point out of his passing within the film.
Conversely, it’s additionally price noting that even when Laurence Fishburne isn’t showing in The Matrix 4, that doesn’t essentially imply Morpehus received’t be current. It’s been rumored that Aquaman actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is taking part in a youthful model of the character. Ought to that be the case, it’s unclear if we’d be seeing this Morpehus by flashbacks or if he’s someway been resurrected in a youthful type.
Frankly, till particular Matrix 4 plot particulars are formally revealed, there’s no telling what we will count on from the following chapter of the sci-fi franchise. Fortuitously for Laurence Fishburne, he nonetheless will get to work with Keanu Reeves elsewhere, as Fishburne performs The Bowery King within the John Wick movie collection, who, as of final yr’s Parabellum, has change into a key ally for the eponymous murderer.
Together with the aforementioned actors, The Matrix 4 can even see Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson reprising Niobe and The Merovingian, respectively. In addition to Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the opposite actors who’ve been forged in yet-to-be-officially-revealed roles embrace Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Eréndira Ibarra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith and Ellen Hollman. Lana Wachowski returned to direct and co-write the script with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
The Matrix 4 is slotted for an April 1, 2022 launch, so preserve checking again with CinemaBlend for extra updates on its progress. Look by our 2020 launch schedule to be taught what films are anticipated to hit the massive display ahead of that.