The Matrix 4 could be bringing back a major star

Justin Harp
Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

From Digital Spy

The Matrix 4 has given the red pill to one fan-favourite cast member from How I Met Your Mother – and another major star could be returning to the series.

Firstly, Jada Pinkett Smith – who played the role of Niobe in parts 2 and 3, The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions – is in talks to make her comeback in the new film, Deadline reports, although nothing has been confirmed just yet.

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Photo credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV

The sequel is gearing up for production as original co-creator Lana Wachowski assembles a pretty impressive cast, with Variety reporting on the latest addition.

HIMYM star Neil Patrick Harris has also signed up for a significant role in The Matrix 4, although Wachowski is keeping NPH's part secret for now.

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Photo credit: CBS

While Harris is best known for his light-hearted comedy roles in How I Met Your Mother and A Series of Unfortunate Events, he has shown tremendous range in the past too.

Remember how creepy he was as the obsessive ex-boyfriend in Gone Girl? NPH has also gone gory in the past during his appearances in American Horror Story.

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Photo credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Much like with NPH, The Matrix 4 also recently cast Aquaman and The Greatest Showman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in a top-secret role.

There has been speculation that the movie will feature a young Neo, but what we do know is that original cast members Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are definitely returning.

Lana Wachowski has announced: "Many of the ideas [sister] Lilly [Wachowski] and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

"I'm very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends."

Production on The Matrix 4 is set to begin early next year in Chicago, but there is no release date yet.

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