The Matrix 4 Finds New Lead In An Aquaman Star

As the surprise revelation of The Matrix 4’s existence has started the project down the road to production, there’s some developments that have only made this follow-up all the more anticipated. With Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning to the world that writer/director Lana Wachowski helped create, there’s a new player in the sandbox that’s gearing up for action: Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Previously known as the big screen version of Black Manta in director James Wan’s DC Comics picture, Abdul-Mateen II apparently rose to the top of an intense casting blitz that saw Wachowski choosing him for a lead role in The Matrix 4. While that role isn’t named at this moment, there’s a pretty good guess who Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is playing; especially when factoring in the return of Reeves’ Neo and Moss’ Trinity.

Rumors have been speculating that a young Morpheus would be appearing in The Matrix 4, and the role was previously rumored to be a crucial part to the then uncertain sequel, with Michael B. Jordan being mentioned as a possible candidate.

This is all speculation, based on a report of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s casting that comes from Variety. However, should this be true, it’s another piece in the mysterious puzzle that is the potential plot to The Matrix 4.

The Matrix 4 is looking to go into production in early 2020, with no release date specified as of yet. Keep it tuned here to CinemaBlend for further developments, as they progress; and in the meantime, check out our release schedules for the upcoming titles throughout the rest of 2019, as well as all of 2020.

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