Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has joined the cast of Matrix 4 in an unknown lead role.
According to Variety, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has landed a lead role in Matrix 4. The casting comes after director Lana Wachowski reportedly spent several days meeting with potential actors for the mystery role. Despite rumors that a younger version of Morpheus could be part of Matrix 4, it has yet to be confirmed that this is the role Abdul-Mateen will play. Variety‘s Justin Kroll clarified on Twitter that even if the role isn’t young Morpheus, he could be connected to the character in some other way.
Operating under the working title Project Ice Cream, little is known about the plot of The Matrix 4 at this time. However, last month, Keanu Reeves confirmed he’d seen the script and said, “It’s very ambitious. As it should be!”
Officially confirmed to be in active development in August after years of rumors and speculation, the fourth Matrix is expected to begin principal photography in early 2020, though no release date has been announced by Warner Bros.