The fans are very excited and eagerly awaiting the release of The Matrix 4. After the announcement of the most anticipated series, the fans are in touch with every update regarding it.
Its first trailer came out on September 9 and viewers took notice. But what surprised them is the absence of Laurence Fishburne. Does that mean Morpheus is dead?
Absence of Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix 4
Well, as fans have guessed, Laurence Fishburne will not appear in The Matrix Resurrections. There are two possibilities, either the actor has not been asked to revive the role of Morpheus or there will be a surprise entrance.
In the words of Laurence Fishburne – “I have not been invited. Maybe that will make me write another play. I am looking for the blessing in that. I wish you the best. I hope it’s great.” Laurence had this to say in a recent interview with Vulture.
While, in another interview with Collider, Laurence Fishburne said he didn’t have an answer to this ‘why’. He also told me to “ask Lana Wachowski” about this.
Why is Morpheus not in The Matrix 4?
Identifying the exact reason will just be beating around the bush. As there may be various reasons behind Morpheus’s absence in The Matrix Resurrections. We saw that in this fourth part of The Matrix, only Neo and Trinity will return.
If we look at the title of this part, i.e. Resurrections, then it is clear that Neo and Trinity will be revived. The reason is his plausible death in The Matrix Revolutions. So we can expect this part to revolve around why he died and how he came back to life.
Also, it is evident from the trailer that the machines were working on Neothe body. There was extensive damage to his eyes during the ending of The Matrix Revolution.
Therefore, we can assume that Neo and Trinity will be revived through their minds. Their bodies will be destroyed but not their minds. Therefore, they will be placed in new bodies. However, if we take into account the original trilogy, it states that there are different versions of the Matrix. Then it is also possible that a new one is born in the Resurrections.
Morpheus is dead?
Speaking of Lawrence Fishburne’s Morpheus, though, then you should know he’s alive! Yes, Morpheus is alive in the real world, which is why he is not present in this version of the Matrix. Morpheus managed to survive the events of the original trilogy and the climactic battle of Zion.
However, people are confused about Yahya Abdul-Mateen’s role. There are rumors that he will be the youngest Morpheus in the Matrix. However, nothing is clear.
There is no official statement or any update on this. So, you can only guess. From now on, you will have to wait for the release of Matrix Resurrections. Tell me your views in the comments section below.