Neil Patrick Harris has joined the cast of upcoming action film, The Matrix 4, according to a report from Variety.
It appeared that we might not be getting another movie from the Matrix franchise since the final one from the trilogy in 2003. But Warner Bros. has since announced that a fourth film is on the way, confirming that Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen will all reprise their roles.
The details of the plot are still unknown, as well as the role Harris is set to play. However it has been rumored that Matrix 4 could feature a younger version of Morpheus.
The movie will be directed by Lana Wachowski, who will also be a writer, with Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures to produce and distribute globally. Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell were also involved in the script, co-writing with Wachowski. The latter will be part of the production crew alongside Grant Hill (not to be confused with former NBA star Grant Hill).
Warner Bros. had struggled to resurrect the franchise and hit several snags, inclusive of a producing rights issue. However, certain developments have made it possible and at just the right time, as Reeves is coming off a great period, having starred in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Toy Story 4, as well as the announcement over his involvement in upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077.
The previous Matrix Films - The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, grossed over $1.6 million on a global scale, collectively. All three titles were written by Lana and her sister, Lily.
Meanwhile, this is a big score for Harris, who will be heading into his first tentpole movie made by a studio as huge as Warner Bros. The 46-year-old comedian was most recently seen in Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events following roles in A Million Ways To Die In The West and Downsizing, among several others.