“It was interesting to shoot Matrix 4 at a time when the world was so turned upside down”

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II narrates the shoot with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is on the cover of Hollywood Reporter, who looks back on his impressive rise to Hollywood. After a few supporting roles, he went on to shootAquaman, by James Wan (and will be back in his sequel), byUs, by Jordan Peele, from the series Watchmen, then Chicago 7, by Aaron Sorkin, from the remake of Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta, and finally Matrix 4, the event film by Lana Wachowski, of which he recounts some filming memories, which took place in the midst of the Covid epidemic, between February and November 2020.

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“I remember Keanu saying his first line, details the 35-year-old actor. I looked up and he was there, and I was like, ‘Oh shit, I’m really in the Matrix!’ It was just Keanu and his voice. And all the tech that Lana put in to shoot this movie, just like those camera accessories that I had never seen before. It’s so ambitious. And it was interesting to shoot Matrix 4 at a time when the world was so turned upside down, when reality was distorted. It can even be pretty creepy if you pay too much attention to it. “

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II does not say anything about his role: will play the new Morpheus or not? The rumor has been running for several months, Laurence Fishburne having let it be known that he would not resume the role in this sequel, which will be released on December 15.

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