Laurence Fishburne Says He Is Not In Keanu Reeves’ ‘The Matrix 4’

Neo's mentor will not be returning.

Laurence Fishburne has said that he is not involved with the upcoming Keanu Reeves film, The Matrix 4.

There is a lot of mystery surrounding The Matrix 4. No one seems to know exactly what the film is about beyond the fact that Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will be returning to the film despite the latter clearly dying in the third film and the fate of Neo being left ambiguous. Surprisingly much of the supporting cast has been seemingly left out. Hugo Weaving, who played the series main antagonist, Agent Smith, revealed he wasn’t returning to the role despite an initial plan to have him do so. More shockingly is the absence of Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus.

For reasons that are still unknown, Laurence Fishburne will not be reprising his role as Morpheus in The Matrix 4. In a recent interview with Jake’s Take, the actor was asked if he was actually involved in the film. When he confirmed he was not he stated that if anyone wanted to know why they would have to ask director Lana Wachowski:

“I’m not involved, and you’ll have to talk to Lana Wachowski, and she’ll answer that question for you.”

You can see the full interview below:

Are you disappointed that Laurence Fishburne will not be in The Matrix 4? Why do you think he is not involved in the upcoming Keanu Reeves film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

The Matrix and its two sequels collectively earned $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss portrayed Neo and Trinity, respectively, in all three chapters of the film series, each of which were directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski.

Directed by Lana Wachowski from a script she co-wrote with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchel, the upcoming The Matrix sequel stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, and Brian J. Smith.

The Matrix 4 is currently set to hit theaters on December 22, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The Matrix 4 and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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Trey Griffeth

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