First word broke that a reboot of “The Matrix” was in the works at Warners. Then the film’s scribe Zak Penn clarified things saying it isn’t a reboot or a sequel, but is a continuation of that universe.
Now comes a rumor about what it might be – a prequel spin-off. BirthMoviesDeath reports that one of the concepts the studio is considering is a film about a younger version of Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus character. They also suggest Michael B. Jordan is under consideration to star as the character.
Jordan’s potential involvement was also reported in the initial story that broke the news about the project being in the works. Plenty of key moments in Morpheus’ past took place off screen in the trilogy from his first visit with The Oracle to the beginnings of his relationship with Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith).
Outside of the original trilogy, the animated anthology project “The Animatrix” was released in 2003 and delved into ideas brought up in the films. It was also brought up by Penn as an example of where the project might go.