‘Matrix 4’ Adds ‘Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Aquaman Black Manta scowls without his helmet

‘Matrix 4’ Adds ‘Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Now, a new player has entered the Matrix.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who portrayed the character Manta in Aquaman as well as the father of Lupita Nyong'o's character in the Jordan Peele movie Us, has reportedly been tapped for the secret lead role.

Warner Bros. announced in August that a fourth "Matrix" film is officially in the works, with Reeves and Moss returning and Wachowski on board to write and direct. Warner Bros.

The planned Matrix 4 found a Trinity of actors between Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and the sought-after new addition to the cast.

Are you excited to see Abdul-Mateen II in The Matrix 4? Michael B Jordan was previously linked to playing a Young Morpheus, though nothing was confirmed.

The actor also stars opposite Regina King in HBO's Watchmen TV series from producer Damon Lindelof, and he's been cast as Hollywood's new Candyman and in Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7.

As noted in Variety, there is a rumor that The Matrix 4 will feature a younger version of Morpheus, the iconic character played by Laurence Fishburne. A former member of The Get Down's brilliant ensemble, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II went on to kill it with minor roles in Aquaman and Us, and most recently starred in the best episode of Black Mirror's latest season. However, should this be true, it's another piece in the mysterious puzzle that is the potential plot to The Matrix 4. However, with a script from Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell already complete, Warner Bros. While I'm extremely curious about The Matrix 4, I must say that not having both of the Wachowskis back behind the camera makes me a little cautious.

All three previous Matrix films, which were written and directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, have collectively earned more than $1.6 billion.

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