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It was recently announced that Warner Bros. is working on expanding the universe of “The Matrix”. We also know that “The Matrix 4” isn’t a reboot or a remake.

Birth.Movies.Death has learnt that the sci-fi franchise wants to focus on telling a prequel story about a young Morpheus. Word on the street has it that Morpheus, who was previously played by Laurence Fishburne, will now be portrayed by Michael B. Jordan.

Morpheus
Source: Movie Web

In “The Matrix” trilogy, Morpheus is the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar and the leader of its crew. Morpheus was a mentor to Neo (played by Keanu Reeves). But before that, Morpheus dedicated his life in searching for The One after learning of the Oracle’s prophecy.

Besides his continuos fight with the machines in Zion, key moments from his past life also include his early relationship with Niobe (played by Jada Pinkett Smith). If a prequel film on Morpheus is in development, the storyline could potentially follow this period in the character’s life.

Morpheus
Source: Warner Bros.

Scriptwriter Zak Penn has expressed that he has no desire to work on a reboot. He is also against idea of recasting Neo saying if he “were going to recast Keanu Reeves, I would cast Keanu Reeves.”

It remains to be seen if a young Morpheus movie will be well-received by the fans. Do you think Michael B. Jordan is suited for the role? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

Sources: Screen Rant, IGN.