Where is Morpheus in Matrix 4? Official Breakdown of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Trailer

The long awaited The Matrix Resurrections hits theaters and HBO Max on December 22. This means that the film will be in competition with Spider-Man: No Coming Home for box office dominance.

The trailer features an elderly Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) living in the latest version of The Matrix after the events of The matrix revolutions. It has also been established that Neo and Trinity have no memory of past events.

The loss of their memories clarifies that The Matrix Resurrections will contain several mirrored moments from the first movie when Neo was pulled from the Matrix.

Here is more about the The Matrix Resurrections trailer, which is causing a lot of speculation, and the possible role of Morpheus in the story.


All the things that The Matrix Resurrections teased trailer and the theories that spawned

Where is Morpheus in the film?

The potential incarnation of Morpheus in Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)
The potential incarnation of Morpheus in Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)

Although the trailer didn’t reveal it, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (from Aquaman fame) is set to play a younger version of Lawrence Fishburne’s Morpheus. It is theorized that Yahya’s version is the reincarnation or clone of Morpheus in the New Cycle of Zion.

The trailer also had glimpses of Keanu Reeves’ Neo relearning his sparring training, mirroring the first film where the two had their signature sparring session in the dojo. Also, Yahya’s character is most likely Morpheus, as his lines in the trailer hint that he has his memories and knows all about Neo being “The One”.

However, director and co-writer Lana Wachowski could put a twist by portraying Yahya’s Morpheus as the original’s clone. It could be used as the offspring of the machines in the movie.


Neo’s Memories

Neo and Trinity in The Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)
Neo and Trinity in The Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)

It’s evident that initially in the film, Neo is living under the name Thomas Anderson (his original alias from the first film) and has lost his memories of the events that occurred in the original trilogy. His psychiatrist (played by Neil Patrick Harris) prescribed him “blue pills” to counteract Neo’s past dreams.


How is Neo alive?

Neo apparently died at the end of 2003 The matrix revolutions. However, it can be theorized that the machines kept Neo’s body alive without ever returning it to the people of Zion.

This is plausible as Neo’s body is presumably healed by robots later in the trailer.

Neo's body with bots in Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)
Neo’s body with bots in Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)

Another theory on how Neo and Trinity are alive:

As established in the last film, the machines have destroyed Zion on several occasions. However, in the last cycle of Zion, the machines and humans of Zion have come to a truce. Therefore, it’s plausible that Neo and Trinity were plugged into the Matrix with new bodies.

This theory is quite likely because in another shot of the trailer, Neo sees himself as someone else in the mirror. However, it’s also possible that Neo himself hid in Matrix 2.0 by impersonating someone else.

Neo seeing himself as someone else (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)
Neo seeing himself as someone else (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)

From the title of the movie itself, it’s obvious that The Matrix Resurrections will “resurrect” characters like Neo, Trinity and, potentially, Morpheus.


What happened to the truce?

It’s possible that the Zion Rebellion led by Naiobi (Jada Pinkett Smith) after Morpheus reignited their fight. Also, the truce could have ended when Zion’s last cycle happened, with the machines needing more humans to harvest them for the batteries.


The Oracle and the Architect

A potential adult version of Sati in Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)
A potential adult version of Sati in Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)

The trailer featured Priyanka Chopra-Jonas for a brief preview. She could play Sati, the granddaughter of The matrix revolutions, an oracle-protected exile program. Sati may have succeeded Oracle in his post.

Jonathan Groff’s character in the trailer was seen chatting with, presumably, Neo. It has been theorized that his character could be the new form of The Architect in the Matrix.

The potential incarnation of The Architect in Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)
The potential incarnation of The Architect in Matrix 4 (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)

rubber duck

Neo with the rubber duck in the trailer (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)
Neo with the rubber duck in the trailer (Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)

Neo is seen in his bathtub with a rubber ducky on his head. In programming, a real rubber duck is often used for debugging by coders, who explain each line of code to the duck. This could imply that the new reformed Matrix is ​​actually created by Neo, who is unknowingly trying to debug the Matrix 2.0.


While the trailer featured several references to the original trilogy, the footage failed to confirm many plot points. This left fans theorizing and speculating about the return of Neo, Trinity, and, potentially, Morpheus.


Warning: The article reflects the author’s point of view.


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