The upcoming Matrix film is thus not a reboot or a remake. It’s either a prequel, sequel, or the less popular side-quel, which would show the actions of a new character during the same timeline of events that followed Keanu Reeves’ Neo.
That said, sources at WB indicate that this is first in what is supposed to be many new Matrix movies, and is a prequel centered on a pre-existing character. Hence, a young Morpheus movie could be part of the Matrix Cinematic Franchise that is being planned.
Fantastic Four, Creed and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is wanted for the movie. And now, new reports are in that he is specifically wanted as a young Morpheus.
Zak Penn, who helped write The Avengers, is penning the initial script for the upcoming film. There’s also word that the studio is setting up a Matrix writers’ room that will be used to create not just one but a whole lot of sci-fi adventures centered within the realm of what has already been created.