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‘The Matrix’ Sequel Adds ‘Aquaman’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has taken the purple tablet and is in talks to affix the solid of “The Matrix 4,” a person with data of the undertaking informed TheWrap.

The “Aquaman” actor Abdul-Mateen II would star in an undisclosed lead function reverse the sci-fi franchise’s returning stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity. Lana Wachowski is directing the movie that’s set at Warner Bros.

Wachowski may also produce the movie together with Grant Hill that Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Footage will produce and distribute globally. She is writing the screenplay for “The Matrix 4” with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.

Plot particulars are at present being saved beneath wraps for the sequel, which jumps off of the premise that the truth by which all people dwell is definitely a pc simulation managed by an alien race harvesting the vitality of mankind. Within the authentic 1999 movie, Reeves performs the hero named Neo who’s destined by a prophecy to free the human race after he awakes from his dream and joins up with a workforce of rebels to battle humanity’s slavers.

The three earlier movies within the franchise – “The Matrix” from 1999, “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” each from 2003 – have earned greater than $1.6 billion on the world field workplace and had been all Prime-10 home hits of their respective years of launch. “The Matrix Revolutions” was additionally the primary movie ever to launch concurrently in each main nation on the similar hour around the globe.

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Abdul-Mateen II lately joined the solid of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” as Black Panther activist Bobby Seale. He  can be starring because the lead in “Candyman,” the horror movie remake that’s written and produced by Jordan Peele. He’ll additionally seem within the new HBO sequence “Watchmen.” His different credit embody “Us,” “The Best Showman” and “Baywatch.” He’s represented by WME and Nameless Content material.

Selection first reported the information of Abdul-Mateen II’s casting.

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