Neil Patrick Harris To Star In Matrix 4

by : Julia Banim on : 16 Oct 2019 07:32
Neil Patrick Harris To Star In Matrix 4Neil Patrick Harris To Star In Matrix 4PA Images/Warner Bros

Precious little is known as of yet about the fourth instalment in the Matrix franchise, which will hit cinemas almost twenty years after the third in what was long regarded to be a trinity.


However, the cast is beginning to take shape; bringing the return of OG favourites as well as the introduction of new – as of yet mysterious – characters.

One of those about to get plugged in to the Matrix is Neil Patrick Harris, he of the pricey suits and laser tag prowess.

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As reported by Variety, Harris is set to join old hats Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, as well as newly confirmed Matrix lead star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.


No doubt his most famous character Barney Stinson would love the chance to tell women in bars how he can dodge bullets, however it isn’t immediately clear what sort of individual Harris will portray.

As someone who thoroughly enjoyed Harris’s malevolent performance as Count Olaf in A Series Of Unfortunate Events, I personally hope Harris will take on the sort of villainous role the classic franchise does so well.

However, I can also see him bringing us a wide-eyed hero; newly unplugged from his artificial existence much like Neo was decades ago.

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Plot details are currently thin on the ground, however Reeves has reportedly described the script as being ‘very ambitious’.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner, Reeves said he was ‘absolutely’ excited for what the film has planned for his iconic character:

It’s very ambitious, As it should be!

Lana Wachowski – one half of The Wachowski sisters creative team – will write and direct the movie, with production reportedly beginning at some point in early 2020.


Excitable rumours have been circulating regarding the possibility of a young Morpheus being featured in the plot. However, this has not been confirmed and – as of yet – there has been no official announcement in regards to Laurence Fishburne potentially reprising his role.

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The Matrix 4 will enter cinemas in this dimension as of 2021.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Film and TV


Variety and 1 other
  1. Variety

    ‘Matrix 4’: Neil Patrick Harris Lands Role in Latest Installment (EXCLUSIVE)

  2. Entertainment Tonight

    Keanu Reeves Has Already Read the 'Matrix 4' Script and Says It's 'Very Ambitious!' (Exclusive)