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.
Neil Patrick Harris is the latest addition to the ensemble cast for the upcoming fourth installment of the “Matrix” franchise. He joins Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will be reprising their roles in the film, as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who was tapped as one of the leads last week.
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.
Warner Bros. announced in August that a fourth “Matrix” movie is officially in the works, with Reeves and Moss returning and Lana Wachowski on board to write and direct. Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film.
Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell co-wrote the script with Wachowski, who will also produce with Grant Hill. The film is expected to begin production at the beginning of 2020.