The Matrix 4: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II set to join Keanu Reeves in new Wachowski sequel
Some believe he could play a young Morpheus
Original reports stated that Michael B Jordan was being eyed for a role in the new follow-up that was announced back in August.
The project, co-written by Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, will be going into production early 2020.
Plot details are currently unknown, but it’s believed Abdul-Mateen II could be playing a young version of Morpheus, the character played by Laurence Fishburne in the original trilogy.
Rumours surrounding a new Matrix film began swirling when John Wick director Chad Stahelski let slip that the Wachowskis were planning a fourth film, although his comments were later claimed to be “hypothetical”.
Reeves wasn’t the first choice to play Neo in the Matrix trilogy, which ended with The Matrix Revolutions in 2003: Will Smith was approached for the role and recently revealed why he turned it down.