Full Disclosure: We are partial to The Matrix.
Now that we have that out of the way, when (one of) the Wachowskis unveiled the news that they are not done with the cinematic-altering franchise (despite what many think about its third offering), many fans freaked out.
To think: More Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus?! Sign us up please. Details have been pretty scarce as of late, but yesterday, fans of the trilogy (so far) reached frenzy when it a rumor came to the top of the frothy mess that is the cappuccino of Hollywood.
Aquaman’s “Black Manta”, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, may be slated to play a “Young Morpheus.”
Laurence Fishburne mesmerized sci-fi fans as the leader of the revolution against the Matrix. No wonder Mr. Anderson left everything he knew behind for the slop-eating and gravity-defying world? Morpheus was very convincing. That stelo and bravado was all possible because of the pacing, delivery, and presence of Laurence Fishburne.
Many fans are doing what we all do — trying to connect the dots. Since (spoiler alert?) Neo and Trinity died at the end of the trilogy; yet, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles, there is another word in the alliterative universe being bandied about — we go from “reloaded” to “revolutions” to “resurrection“?
Yet, this is not where Variety sleuth Justin Kroll has been focused. Since October, he has been of the mindset that Morpheus comes back to the screen in a younger fashion. When Yahya was confirmed earlier this month, Kroll’s tweet began catching fire through other sources:
That said, a couple insiders added that even if he isn’t play a version of Morphius, there is still a strong possibility he would be playing someone connected to the character like a son or nephew but for now its unknown
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) October 9, 2019
From Aquaman to HBO’s Watchmen, the mass nerddom of Twitter has become completely sold on Yahya’s acting chops and command of the screen. Just imagine what we can do as a Young Morpheus, or even the son or nephew of the captivating leader of the Machine Rebellion (allegedly).
Can’t wait for this to begin gaining steam. So far, the legacy folks will be co-starring with Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, and even Jada Pinkett-Smith is coming back as ‘Niobi’. Your thoughts? Red or blue pill?