If Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprized their roles in “Matrix Resurrections”, Laurence Fishburne did not replay Morpheus there. Many months after its release, the actor gave his opinion on the film.
Matrix Resurrectionsa fourth part 18 years later
Eighteen years later Matrix Revolutions and twenty-two years after the first film, Lana Wachowski unveils in December 2021 the fourth installment of one of the most famous science fiction sagas in cinema. Entitled Matrix Resurrections, the feature film plunges us back into the universe of parallel realities. We find Neo there, struggling with a more sophisticated and powerful Matrix than ever before.
To direct this new story, Lana Wachowski trusted a cast made up of certain newcomers to the universe. Matrix. But she also recalled the interpreters of characters present in the first films. We were thus able to see in particular Resurrections Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss or even Lambert Wilson. In contrast, Laurence Fishburne is not present there. But, almost a year after its release, the famous interpreter of Morpheus gave his opinion on the feature film.
Laurence Fishburne shared on the film
The actor will soon be showing the new feature film stamped Netflix, The School of Good and Evil. And he was there at the premiere to promote it. Variety took this opportunity to ask him what he thought of the latest installment of Matrix. And the actor gave a mixed response :
It wasn’t as bad as I expected, but it wasn’t as good as I hoped.
Variety then asked Laurence Fishburne if he would have liked to be part of Resurrections. And the actor confessed that was not the case. So he doesn’t seem to have any regrets that he wasn’t called back by Lana Wachowski. to replay Morpheus. We can even think that he considers himself happy not to have been part of it, after the big failure that the film suffered. In addition to its box office flop, many fans of the original trilogy ardently criticized Resurrections when it comes out…
Anyway, fans of Laurence Fishburne can now find him in The School of Good and Evil. Directed by Paul Feig, the film was released this Wednesday, October 19 on Netflix.