How The Matrix Resurrections’ Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Created A New Morpheus

With the release of The Matrix Resurrections in theaters and on HBO Max, so many questions we had are being answered. How are Neo and Trinity alive? How long has it actually been since the events of The Matrix Revolutions? And what, exactly, is happening with Morpheus in the new film?

Warning: The following contains spoilers for The Matrix Resurrections. If you haven’t watched the film yet, stop reading now.

When the first trailer for the new Matrix movie was released, it was unclear exactly who Yahya Abdul-Mateen II would be playing. After all, he looked and acted quite a bit like Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne in the original movies. However, Resurrections isn’t a prequel. So how did Morpheus get younger (and why was he played by a completely different actor)?

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