‘Matrix Resurrections’: Why doesn’t Laurence Fishburne play Morpheus?

Lana Wachowski returns to the famous science fiction saga with a fourth installment that has left no one indifferent. Already in movie theaters.

Why hasn’t Laurence Fishburne returned in Matrix ResurrectionsHow did Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss do it? This is the question that many fans ask when going to enjoy the cinema of the fourth installment of the Wachowski saga. Morpheus, Neo and Trinity form a triad much loved by viewers, but on their return it has been modified in favor of the story.

The quick summary of why Fishburne doesn’t play Morpheus in the film is that it’s been too long since we last saw him. and a lot has happened since then. Now he has returned to the Matrix with another aspect because he is not the same. Yahya Abdul Mateen II, the actor on whom the burden of continuing the legacy has fallen, warned in an interview with THAT ONE that the film would host “a different version of the character.” It is, possibly, the great doubt about this film and the interpreter has tried to explain it on several occasions, although it is a complicated task.

“I play a character who knows the story of the Matrix as well as Morpheus. He’s on a journey of self-discovery. In our story there is much talk about growing up and finding your way and Morpheus is on a journey of self-discovery, it is not exempt. Viewers will come to understand that there are several rules in the Matrix, “Abdul Mateen II tells THAT ONE.

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The objective of Lana Wachowski, who directs the film this time without her inseparable sister Lily, was not to replace Fishburne in the role of Morpheus, but to develop his character within the Matrix universe in an original way. “I was not hired to replace Laurence Fishburne. When the movie comes out, it will make sense, it will be great.”, said the new interpreter in an interview with Jimmy Fallon.

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As the interpreter promises, everything on the tape makes more sense if you follow the rules of the Matrix. Be careful, from here there are SPOILERS! The change in appearance is explained because it is no longer the same as it was in the original trilogy. As Bugs reveals, 60 years have passed since Matrix Revolutions and the supposed physical death – not confirmed – of Morpheus explains that he no longer has the same body. But why does the new Morpheus exist? Neo recreates it as a combination of the personalities of his old friend and Smith. It hides it in a simulation, which allows it not to exist within the Matrix but can learn to develop. Although it is not real, such advanced technology allows it to appear and interact, due to nanoparticles that recreate it.

Laurence Fishburne doesn’t seem upset by the Wachowski sisters’ decision. In fact, he didn’t even know why the change was due. “I’m not in the new Matrix movie and you’ll have to ask Lana why, because I don’t have an answer for that.”, said to DigitalSpy. As stated in an interview with New York MagazineHe had not been invited, but he wished the best to his former colleagues. “Maybe this will make me write another play. I wish you the best,” said Fishburne.

Matrix Resurrections it is available in Spanish cinemas.

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