The Matrix Resurrections Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Embraces Being Morpheus

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The first trailer of The Matrix 4 Resurrections is finally revealed and to the surprise of many, Morpheus is now being portrayed by another actor and not by Lawrence Fishburne. The star to take on the role would be Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and he embraces his new character by proudly posting it on his personal Instagram account.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II posted on Instagram a picture of him in the costume of his character in the upcoming film The Matrix 4 Resurrections with the caption of the name of the role he landed, Morpheus.

Many were shocked to find out that Lawrence Fishburne would not be back but considering the theories revolving around the plot of The Matrix 4 Resurrections wherein Neo and Trinity would travel back in time to save humanity once more, it only fits that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II would be taking on the role as Morpheus in the film is expected to be the younger version of him.

For years, The Matrix universe had been on hiatus and it took them almost two decades for the fourth film with only Lana Wachowskias the sole directress. The movie had been long-awaited and finally, it is here. The last of the trilogy showed that both Neo and Trinity died: Trinity from the crash of the hovercraft and Neo faced his death after he destroyed Agent Smith. The dead heroes saving everyone.

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It has been theorized that Neo and Trinity will be revived to combat a new threat that will be arising after the original trilogy. Included in the theory was that Neo and Trinity would be time traveling to visit the past and the eras of Zion where they would possibly be meeting a young Morpheus who was then a rebellious firebrand.

The Matrix 4 Resurrections is scheduled to release in theaters on December 22, 2021. It will also be available on HBO Max on the same date for online streaming.