Well, this is some disappointing news. Laurence Fishburne who played Morpheus in 1999’s The Matrix and its sequels was not asked to come back for The Matrix 4. While, Carrie Anne-Moss and Keanu Reeves are back to play Neo and Trinity, it seems that Fishburne’s Morpheus was left out all together.
“I have not been invited. Maybe that will make me write another play. I wish them well. I hope it’s great.” Fishburne told The Wrap.
Fishburne also admits that it is one of the roles he is most known for. “What I get with him is I’ve got Darth Vader in this hand, and I’ve got Obi-Wan in that hand. I’ve got Bruce Lee, I’ve got Muhammad Ali shuffled in there, and I’ve got kung fu.”
Morpheus was our train conductor into the world of The Matrix. He didn’t just guide Neo, he guided the audience. It’s a shame that he won’t be back. Although, if this is just one of those things that he is bound by contract to keep quite, we would be quite happy and surprised when he does show up. We remain hopeful, despite the bad news.
Moss and Reeves will be back along with some new blood in The Matrix 4 when it releases, April 1, 2020.