We know that Laurence Fishburne will not return as Morpheus in Matrix 4, but we already know what will happen to the character.
A lot of information is leaking about Matrix 4, the epic return of one of the most shocking science fiction franchises of the early 21st century. For now it has been confirmed that they will return Keanu reeves as NEO and Carrie-Anne Moss like Trinity, but Laurence fishburne will not play again Morpheus.
It has now been leaked that the character of Morpheus will be interpreted by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, actor who rose to fame for giving life to Black Blanket on Aquaman (2018). So we will see a young version of the character that will be inside Matrix. Also, it seems that NEO you will meet him, but he is simply a virtual entity that will help the protagonists. Something similar to characters like The Oracle, Merovingian or The Architect.
All the information that has been leaked:
Matrix 4 will be set 60 years after the events of Matrix Revolutions (2003), the city of Zion has disappeared and Morpheus is dead. The leader of the humans is Niobe (Jada Pinkett-Smith) that will be aged with CGI. The truce between the machines and humans continues, but something will change after the resurrection of NEO (Keanu Reeves), since he must enter the virtual world to meet Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) again. This will cause another great conflict and it is already speculated that Agent Smith will return, although he will be played by Jonathan Groff.
The film is directed by Lana Wachowski who wants to regain his film career after several unfortunate releases such as Speed racer (2008), The cloud atlas (2012) and Jupiter’s fate (2015).
Matrix 4 It will premiere on December 22 and will have to fight at the box office with Spider-Man: No Way Home which will hit theaters on December 17.