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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Says His Morpheus Is Different In Matrix Resurrections, New Synopsis Released

October 15, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Matrix Resurrections Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays a younger version of Morpheus in The Matrix Resurrections, and the actor has revealed new details about his take on the character. The actor spoke with EW for a new interview and discussed the upcoming film, where he plays the character played by Laurence Fishburne in the original trilogy.

“This is definitely a different iteration of the character,” Abdul-Mateen said. “I play a character who’s definitely aware of the history of the Matrix [and] the history of Morpheus. This character is on a journey of self-discovery. There’s a lot in our story that’s about growth, defining your own path. Morpheus isn’t exempt from that.”

The actor continued, “What the viewers will come to understand is that there are many rules of the Matrix. Age, appearance, the things we identify as real, can be manipulated in that world. The Matrix is where anything is possible.”

In addition, a new official synopsis has been released for the film, which you can see below:

In a world of two realities—everyday life and what lies behind it—Thomas Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. Choice, while an illusion, is still the only way in or out of the Matrix, which is stronger, more secure, and more dangerous than ever before.

The Matrix Resurrections is directed by Lana Wachowski from a script she wrote alongside Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, Daniel Bernhardt, Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, and Brian J. Smith and releases in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22nd.