UPDATE: On December 9th, 2021, a new clip from The Matrix: Resurrections was shown at The Game Awards. The clip featured archive footage of Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus. Our story has now been confirmed!

The Matrix: Resurrections is without doubt one of the most anticipated action and sci-fi films in years and it’s not hard to see why. With the return of Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss along with Lana Wachowski behind the camera, this is shaping up to be a family reunion. We previously reported that Hugo Weaving would appear in the film via archive footage and in other ways. Well, today, we’ve learnt that another iconic character will be in the film, just in a different way.

One Take News has learned that Laurence Fishburne is slated to appear once again as Morpheus. However, this will be a very limited role. We were told he will appear in flashbacks to The Matrix trilogy, just like Smith will. What’s more interesting is that we were told a statue of Morpheus (modeled after Fishburne’s liking) will be seen in the film as well although we don’t know where.

For those who don’t know, Laurence Fishburne played Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy. Morpheus was the man who freed Neo from the Matrix and became his mentor along with being a hero for the citizens of Zion. Morpheus has sparked thousands of philosophical papers about his character and the role he plays. Morpheus has since become an iconic character in cinema along with Neo, Trinity and Agent Smith. While Fishburne didn’t film any new footage for this film, Yahya Abdul Mateen II will be playing a different version of the beloved character and without saying too much, yes, it’s a plot point and we won’t spoil it for you. Just know that Fishburne will be back in this movie.

The Matrix: Resurrections releases December 22nd, 2021. If you liked this article, check out our breakdown of The Matrix: Resurrections trailer right here and check out our Smith exclusive here!