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Michael B. Jordan is favourite to star in ‘The Matrix’ reboot

FAVOURITE: Michael B. Jordan

WARNER BROS. is reportedly developing a reboot of The Matrix and said to be looking with “potential interest” at Michael B. Jordan.

The reboot’s treatment will reportedly be handled by Zak Penn, the co-writer of X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and the story for The Avengers.

The original 1999 film stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a computer hacker who gets dragged into a war against a race of machines, who actually control reality.

It premiered to rave reviews and grossed over $460 million worldwide. box office, and is now considered one of the most influential action movies of all time.

Will Smith was originally offered the role of Neo in the original Matrix, but turned it down to do Wild Wild West instead.

It was written and directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, who also helmed the film’s two sequels, The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions.

Warner Bros would not comment to THR on whether or not the Wachowskis are slated to return for the reboot.

Michael B. Jordan will next be seen in 2018’s “Black Panther,” playing Erik Killmonger, the villain.


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