Why Jet Li Didn’t Appear In The Matrix Sequels

While taking the role of Seraph, the guardian and companion to The Matrix universe’s Oracle, could have set Li up for life; there was that one catch that made him uneasy. No one can blame him for turning it down either, as any martial artist, or even any actor, will tell you, their signature characteristics are what keep them in the business. So, for the sake of Jet Li’s livelihood, as well as his unique moves, it was the choice that he felt had to be made, with the role eventually going to actor Colin Chou.

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