- Laurence Fishburne will not be in the new Matrix movie.
- The actor played Morpheus in the original trilogy.
- Filming for the movie has resumed after production was shut down due to the coronavirus.
Laurence Fishburne will not be in the fourth instalment of the Matrix. The Oscar-nominated actor played Morpheus in the original trilogy.
In an interview with New York Magazine, he confirmed that he would not be reprising his role.
"I have not been invited. Maybe that will make me write another play. I wish them well. I hope it's great," said Laurence.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity alongside new cast members Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Priyanka Chopra.
Filming for the movie directed by Lana Wachowski has resumed in Berlin after production was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Keanu told the Associated Press that he is very grateful to be working.
"There's some really thoughtful, effective protocols in place, and the rhythm of filmmaking has not really been impacted or interrupted. I think everyone loves the project.
He added: "If you're ever going to get into any kind of situation that needs to be figured out or 'how do we do this?' show business people are the best. We're scrappy, we know how to get stuff done, we're inventive, we think on our feet."