Laurence Fishburne was not in The Matrix Resurrection and the actor has never hesitated to share how he was never called for the film. The science fiction action film The Matrix is one of the most popular franchises in Hollywood. A fourth movie, The Matrix Resurrections, was released under the franchise in 2021. Although the movie brought back Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and the rest of the cast of the film, some names from the original cast still did not make it. Laurence Fishburne, who played Morpheus in the trilogy, also missed out on being a part of the movie.
During the events of The Matrix Resurrection, Morpheus is represented as artificial intelligence that is based on the leader, and it has an important role in the story. However, Laurence Fishburne did not play the character. The John Wick actor recently shared his opinion on The Matrix Resurrection.
Laurence Fishburne Does Not Feel Like He Missed Out on Being a Part of The Matrix Resurrections
Laurence Fishburne shared his thoughts on the 2021 Matrix at the premiere of his upcoming film, The School for Good and Evil. While talking to Variety, he praised his former co-stars and shared what he really thought of the film.
“It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. And it wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be,” Fishburne told Variety. He further said that he thinks that Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne did really well in the movie. When he was asked if he felt like missed out on not being a part of the film, he simply denied it by saying, “No, not really.”
Unlike many actors from the original cast of the film, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving did not appear in the 2021 film of the franchise. Abdul-Mateen played the AI version of Morpheus, and Jonathan Groff took over as Agent Smith.
Why Laurence Fishburne Did Not Play Morpheus in The Matrix Resurrection?
The statement of the Event Horizon star marks the disappointment he felt when he was not asked to reprise his role in the 2021 Matrix. It would not be the first time the actor has mentioned such a thing. Earlier in 2020, he shared during an interview that he was not invited to the Matrix Resurrection.
The 2021 film was set sixty years after the events of the Matrix Revolutions. The film follows Neo, who is living an ordinary life as a video game developer. The story featured a younger version of Morpheus.
The filmmakers did not find Fishburne suitable for playing the younger version of his character, and reportedly this is the reason they went for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to take on the role in the 2021 film. The Matrix Resurrection features an AI version of Morpheus. Neo created the AI version out of his subconsciousness for his popular video game.
Laurence Fishburne may not have made it to The Matrix Resurrection, but he will be starring alongside Keanu Reeves in the upcoming film John Wick: Chapter 4. He currently stars in the Netflix original The School of Good and Evil.
The School of Good and Evil is available to stream on Netflix.