Yesterday, word came out that Hollywood A-lister Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Mose would make their way back to The Matrix franchise and appear in The Matrix 4. However, it seems like Warner Brothers has no intention of bringing back Laurence Fishburne as the film series' Morpheus. The studio intends to save the role for a younger actor instead.
Taking to Twitter, Variety reporter Justin Kroll revealed that Warner Brothers might actually be looking to cast a younger version of Morpheus in The Matrix 4, a tidbit which may reveal where in the timeline the film would return to.
Right now we have no idea what kind of story Lana Wachowski plans to tell with The Matrix 4. Reeves return to the franchise might seem a bit puzzling to fans knowing how Neo sacrificed his life to save the world in The Matrix Revolutions, so it's either we're going to see Neo return from the dead, or we're going to see him in a few flashbacks in the film. Then again, anything can happen in a science fiction movie, so it won't be that much of a surprise to see Neo and Trinity come back to life in The Matrix 4.
WB seems to have a lot of faith in Wachowski though, calling the filmmaker a "true visionary."
"We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix' with Lana," said WB Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich in an interview with Variety, "Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix' universe."
Wachowski will work on a script written by Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell. The Matrix 4 doesn't have a release date just yet, but word says that production is set to begin sometime 2020.
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