As you all know by now, Warner Bros. is planning to enter The Matrix again. It was first reported as being a reboot, and then writer Zak Penn jumped in and clarified that it wouldn’t be a reboot, and likened what they were planning to the Animatrix anthology.
Judging from what Penn said, this next Matrix film will be set in the already existing universe that the Wachowskis built with the first trilogy. This next film could tell any kind of story in this universe, with any number of characters, at any point in time.
A new rumor has surfaced from Birth Movies Death that offers some possible information on what the movie will be about. According to them, this could very well be a film that centers around a young Morpheus. They say that Warner Bros. has been interested in this concept for a long time.
The site claims that this news comes from two independent sources and those sources say that the studio has “established a writer’s room (a sure-fire sign that WB is gunning for multiple films/franchises), and our further understanding is that this Morpheus idea is one of several being kicked around.”
Morpheus was the original mentor and teacher of Neo in The Matrix, and he was awesomely played by Lawrence Fishburne. Michael B. Jordan would obviously be the one to take on the role of the young Morpheus since he’s the only actor who has been named to be attached to the project so far.
It would actually be pretty cool to see a Morpheus origin story. I always liked Morpheus and thought he was an interesting character. If this new Matrix movie is really about him as a young man, that’s something I actually wouldn’t mind seeing.
I imagine this film would tell the story of how Morpheus was awoken from his simulated reality of the Matrix, and how he came to learn about his destiny of finding “The One.” What do you all think about the possibility of this new Matrix film focusing on Morpheus?