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‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Trailer: First Look at Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Morpheus

The new trailer for the highly anticipated fourth installment of the Matrix has arrived. The cast features returning stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

In the video, Neo appears to be back to the “normal” realm of the Matrix, navigating his new reality. The trailer also showed Mateen’s character giving Neo the infamous red pill and fighting alongside him. That, of course, led many to believe he was the new Morpheus.

Earlier this year, Lawrence Fishburne, who originally played the character, revealed that he was not offered to return to the latest installment. “I am not in the next Matrix movie, he said, “you’d have to ask Lana Wachowski why, ’cause I don’t have an answer for that.”

As fans theorized, Mateen took it to social media to confirm he is indeed playing a version of Morpheus. The actor shared a photo of himself from one of the scenes and captioned it “MORPHEUS.”

The Matrix Resurrections will drop simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021.

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Lizzo Wants to Star in ‘The Bodyguard’ Remake with Chris Evans

Lizzo has been expressing her interest in Marvel’s Chris Evans for some time now. In her latest social media post, the Grammy award-winning singer suggested that both of them should star in the recently announced remake of The Bodyguard.

After the news broke on Monday that the 1992 classic starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner was getting the remake treatment, Lizzo posted a video on TikTok.

In the published video, the Rumors singer reacts to the announcement of the new Bodyguard movie using the “What are we talking about?” format. She then shows another tweet that suggests she and Evans should co-star in the upcoming Warner Bros. remake. 

“What y’all think?” Lizzo captioned her post with a smirking emoji.

@lizzo

What y’all think? 😏

♬ original sound – berlinXchiaki

Lizzo and Evan’s back-and-forth started earlier this year when the singer shared with her followers that she’d slid into Captain America’s DMs while drunk. Evans later responded on Twitter, “no shame in a drunk DM.” Both have been having what seems like a great friendship since then.

What do you think, would they be good leads for the new Bodyguard movie?

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A Remake of Whitney Houston’s ‘The Bodyguard’ In The Works

Tony-nominated playwright Matthew López (The Inheritance) will write the script

A reimagining of the iconic Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard is underway at Warner Bros.

As reported by Variety, the remake will be inspired by the 1992 classic, which starred Houston and Kevin Costner. The original film grossed over $400 million at the worldwide box office. In addition, it has the bestselling movie soundtrack that features several award-winning songs.

In the original movie, pop diva Rachel Marron (Houston) has a stalker whose obsession has risen to the level of disturbing threats. At the urging of her manager, Rachel hires former secret service agent Frank Farmer (Costner) as her bodyguard. As they spend more time together, the client and protector fall in love.

In 2019, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth were reported to be in talks to star in a new version of the classic. Thompson, however, later revealed that it was just a rumor she started. Cardi B and Channing Tatum were also linked to a similar project. However, that was never confirmed.

At this time, no casting has been announced for the upcoming remake.

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Zendaya Will Always Cast Black Women as Leads

Sam Levinson, who directed Zendaya in Euphoria and Malcolm & Marie, said she will become “an astonishing filmmaker.”

Zendaya has been booked and busy these last few years. But acting is not all she aspires to do. In her recent cover story for British Vogue, the 25-year-old Dune star shared she also wants to direct.

When asked if she plans to tell her future children about the current Black American experience she said, “I don’t know what I’m going to tell them. Hopefully, they’ll be able to look at what I’ve done and my body of work and see it.”

Zendaya strongly believes that art is a “huge catalyst for change”. When it comes to her future work, she plans to take a stand, pledging that, “If I ever do become a filmmaker, I know that the leads of my films will always be black women. I gotta hurry up and figure out how to f**king become a director, man. I’m trying, I’m learning every day, I really am. There’s so much I want to do.”

Zendaya first rose to fame as a teenage spy on her Disney series KC Undercover. She went on to star in box office hits, including Spider-Man: Homecoming. The actress also recently won her first Emmy for her role in HBO’s Euphoria. Her latest project Dune will drop in October.

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