Variety reports Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been cast as a lead character in Keanu Reeves’ The Matrix 4.
The Matrix franchise will return to a big screen with a new sequel directed by Lana Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves as Neo. Now, Variety reports Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will join Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix 4 after being one of several actors to meet with Lana Wachowski about a secret role.
While Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s role in The Matrix 4 could not be confirmed, Justin Kroll noted that one source said it would be “inaccurate” to say the Aquaman star had been cast as young Morpheus. However, Kroll added that a couple of insiders noted there is a strong possibility that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play a character connected to Morpheus, like a son or nephew.
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
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The Matrix and its two sequels collectively earned a total of $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 Matrix film series, each of which were directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski.
Directed by Lana Wachowski, who co-wrote the script with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchel, The Matrix 4 stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Production on The Matrix 4 is reportedly eyeing an early 2020 start date with Lana Wachowski also serving as a producer alongside Grant Hill.
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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe