UPDATE: Reports are coming out that the new ‘Matrix’ may be a PREQUEL focusing on a young ‘Morpheus’ (originally played by Laurence Fishburne).

Throughout the original trilogy, there were hints of Morpheus’ past that took place off screen including his early relationship with ‘Niobe’ (played by Jada Pinkett Smith) and his visit to ‘The Oracle’ who revealed to him that he would one day find “The One”. The potential prequel may explore this even deeper ala what ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ did with the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.

As reported a few days ago, MICHAEL B. JORDAN is highly considered for a role in the relaunch and it may just be for a young ‘Morpheus’.

Stay tuned for more confirmation.

SOURCE: BirthsMovieDeath

UPDATE: Writer ZAK PENN went to Twitter to clarify that the new ‘Matrix’ will NOT be a reboot.

There you have it. The relaunch of ‘The Matrix’ will be exploring more of that universe and not just rehashing the original.

SOURCE: Twitter

Inspired by classic Japanese Anime, classic John Woo shoot-em-ups, and Hong Kong martial arts cinema, the Wachowskis’ 1999 sci-fi classic THE MATRIX starring Keanu Reeves is set to be “relaunch” by Warner Bros. studios with ZAK PENN (X-Men) in early talks to write the script.

The original film catapulted Reeves into super stardom and spawned two highly successful (but critically panned) sequels, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’. Not to mention it introduced western audiences to the beauty of master YUEN WOO PING’s fight choreography and the revolutionary “bullet-time” special effects.

Early reports are saying Warner Bros. is eyeing MICHAEL B. JORDAN (Creed) to star but it is not known weather or not the Wachowskis will be involved. It is also too early to tell if this will be a full-on reboot or an actual “relaunch’ to continue the story where Neo and the rest of the gang left off.

While promoting ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’, Keanu Reeves did express some interest to return as ‘Neo’ stating: “They (the Wachowskis) would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not?”

In my honest opinion, it would be wise to bring the original creators back along with Reeves especially now that the ‘John Wick’ films has recharged his action star status.

What do you guys think? Comment below and stay tuned for more details.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter