Laurence Fishburne Indicates That ‘The Matrix 4’ Could’ve Been Better: It Wasn’t As Bad As I Thought It Would Be

Laurence Fishburne Indicates That ‘The Matrix 4’ Could’ve Been Better: It Wasn’t As Bad As I Thought It Would Be

Laurence Fishburne wasn’t caught up in The Matrix this time around, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t still watch from afar.

While attending the premiere of his latest fantasy film, The School for Good and Evil, Laurence Fishburne gave his honest opinion on the newest installment of The Matrix collection, The Matrix Resurrections.

Laurence Fishburne

When asked about his thoughts on the sci-fi flick, which was released in December 2021, Laurence Fishburne smized and blatantly said,

“It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. And it wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. But I thought Carrie-Anne [Moss] and Keanu [Reeves] really did their thing. Yeah, that’s what I thought.”

The 61-year-old’s Matrix run initially began in 1999, with the unveiling of the debut film, where he starred alongside Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

Themed in dystopia, The Matrix chronicles a futuristic time of humanity’s imprisonment inside of a simulated reality. Accompanied by intelligent machines, computerized gadgets ultimately use the human body as an energy source.

Fishburne portrayed the role of Morpheus, a human freed from the Matrix and captain of Nebuchadnezzar, while Moss acted as Trinity, another emancipated individual and crew member of Nebuchadnezzar. Reeves’ character was Neo, a computer programmer who later became Trinity’s love interest. Moss and Reeves both reprised their roles in the 2021 Matrix volume, along with Lambert Wilson and Jada Pinkett Smith, who appeared in the latter Matrix films.

Jada Pinkett-Smith

However, Fishburne’s participation seemingly ended in the trilogy, but he’s (somewhat) brought back to the Matrix world through artificial intelligence and reimaged by actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

If you were wondering if the What’s Love Got to Do With It phenomenon missed the Matrix, he’s made it pretty clear that he doesn’t… even though he seems to still have love for everyone involved with the latest project.

After the question arose on if he had any feelings toward his absence from playing Morpheus, the three-time Emmy Award winner simply stated to the interviewer,

“No, not really.”

Produced, co-written, and directed by one of the creators of the uber-successful franchise, Lana Wachowski, The Matrix Resurrections serves as a follow-up to 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions and the fourth segment in the Matrix universe overall. The plot is set sixty years after Revolutions and centers on Neo, an everyday video game developer who’s struggling to distinguish fantasy from reality.

Although Laurence Fishburn was a no-show in The Matrix Resurrections, he’s been showing up on our TV screens for nearly five decades. The illustrious, Tony awardee is known for classics like Spike Lee’s School Daze, Boyz N the Hood, and Apocalypse Now, among others.

Have you watched The Matrix Resurrections? If so, what were your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!


Authored by: Ashley Blackwell