Deadline and Variety are both reporting that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played Black Manta in Aquaman and also starred in Jordan Peele’s Us and Netflix’s “Black Mirror”, is joining Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s reboot of The Matrix directed by Lana Wachowski.

He will have one of the lead roles in the pic while the sites speculate that Mateen’s role will be that of a young Morpheus, originally portrayed by Laurence Fishburne in the Matrix movies.

Mateen will join already original franchise castmembers Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell are writing the script. Wachowski is producing with Grant Hill. Lilly Wachowski, a co-director, co-writer and co-EP in the original franchise, is said not to be involved in the fourthquel.

The film is expected to begin production at the onset of 2020.

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Author : Brad Miska

Publish date : 2019-10-09 16:26:24