“Aquaman” and “Baywatch” actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has scored one of the lead roles in the upcoming fourth film in “The Matrix” franchise at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
The film’s writer/director Lana Wachowski had been meeting with actors for the secret role over the last week and Abdul-Mateen has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to join Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss who will be reprising their roles in the film.
There has been rumor of a young Morpheus appearing in the movie, and sources for the trade would not confirm Abdul-Mateen’s specific role. The actor will soon be seen in HBO’s “Watchmen” series and the upcoming “Candyman” sequel/mini-reboot.
Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell also worked on “The Matrix 4” script while Wachowski is producing with Grant Hill. Filming aims to begin in early 2020. The three previous films in the series earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office.