‘Matrix Resurrections’ Confirms Yahya Abdul-Mateen II In Starring Role

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Whether you choose the red or blue pill, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is going to be there. 

On Thursday (September 9), the Candyman star confirmed his role in the fourth installment of the iconic movie franchise, and that he’ll be playing a young Morpheus in the film. 

The trailer for the forthcoming movie dropped earlier this week, reigniting excitement for the movie series’ next chapter. 

The highly-anticipated trailer also confirms the return of Neo, played by Keanu Reeves and Trinity played by Carrie-Anne Moss

Neo –– aka Thomas Anderson –– seems to not remember what took place in three original films, as he and Trinity don’t even recognize each other. 

The clip shows Neo running into Abdul-Mateen II’s character, a younger Morpheus, who gives Neo the red pill. The two also appear to have a fight in a dojo just like in the original movie.

Morpheus was originally played by acting legend Laurence Fishburne who confirmed earlier this year that he would not appear in the fourth film. 

“I am not in the next Matrix movie and you’d have to ask Lana Wachowski why, because I don’t have an answer for that,” he told Collider in June. 

Last year, Fishburne told Vulture he had “not been invited” to join the next Matrix film. “Maybe that will make me write another play. I wish them well. I hope it’s great,” he added. 

Jada Pinkett-Smith is confirmed to be reprising her role as Niobe in Resurrections. The film is scheduled for release in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on December 22.

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