It’s official, “Aquaman” star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star as one of the lead roles in the upcoming “Matrix” franchise.
Abdul-Mateen emerged as the frontrunner to join Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will be reprising their roles in the film. Director Lana Wachowski had met with actors for the secret role over the last week.
In August, Warner Bros. announced a fourth “Matrix” movie is officially in the works, with Reeves and Moss making a comeback and Wachowski on board to write and direct again.
Production for the film is expected to begin early 2020.
In addition to his break out role, Abdul-Mateen was recently cast to play Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale for the film “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. He also landed the titular role in the Peele-produced “Candyman,” which will be out in 2020.