5 ways Neo should take on the role of Morpheus (& 5 Trinity should)
With the upcoming release of The matrix 4, looming fan theories are shifting into high gear. Fans immediately noticed that the announced cast had a glaring omission. Laurence Fishburne, who plays Morpheus in the original trilogy, was strangely absent, and the actor has confirmed that he was not approached to appear in the sequel.
The news set the internet on fire, and many fans have speculated on how this character’s critical role in this universe would be portrayed in the upcoming film. A popular theory has arisen around Trinity, who tragically dies in the third film, suggesting that she may return as a rogue program inside The Matrix where Neo has chosen to stay with her.
ten Neo should come back to reality
At the end of Matrix revolutions, Neo apparently sacrifices himself to end the war. He is negotiating for the lives of those who want to return to the real world so that humanity can continue. In doing so, it sends its code back to the matrix, effectively resetting it as expected.
With the upcoming film showing his return, we can safely assume that we’ll be taking our hero back still inside the Matrix, living his life with a Trinity build. Neo should reject this invented reality as he did in the original film when Morpheus recruited him.
9 Trinity should realize she’s not human
With Trinity dead in the real world, the only way for her to get back is inside the Matrix. The film should explore this aspect of the character, digging into what it means to be human. Trinity’s awareness of who she really is would be akin to Morpheus and her awakening.
This puts the character in a difficult situation as she is no longer human and humanity is no longer her people. However, it can still play a vital role in ending the war if it, as a rogue program, causes problems for the machines inside the Matrix simulation.
8 Neo should help train new recruits to tackle the machine threat
In the event that Neo is disillusioned with an alternate reality he has created, he would have to take on the role of Morpheus, freeing the minds of simulation and recruiting them for the human cause.
The first film focused on Morpheus’ patience and faith in awakening and training the newly released Neo. Not only did he train Neo, but Morpheus acted as a guide, teacher, and savior. As his mentor did, Neo would have to pass on everything he learned to the inevitably newly free spirits as he emerges from the Matrix.
7 Trinity should remember the faith that guided her
A constant theme of the series has been Trinity’s faith. In particular, she was told that she would fall in love with The One. However, as the films unfolded, audiences started to wonder if this was just another level of control.
The Oracle tells Trinity that it is her destiny to fall in love with Neo, but she may have been manipulated into supporting Neo when the time comes. Yet her faith in Neo remained unwavering and she was ready to risk her life for him, as Morpheus had done.
6 Neo should become a leader, not just a hero
Much of the original trilogy focuses on how far Neo has come to become The One. However, most of this happens quietly, either on its own or in conversations with individuals that bring about some spiritual realization.
Morpheus, on the other hand, is a leader who rallies his people, delivers speeches that bolster the resolve of his crew, and earnestly pursues his search for an end to the war. Neo must grow up as a character, earning his role not only as a lone hero, but as a true leader of his people.
5 Trinity set to return to recruit a new generation
Before helping to awaken Neo, Trinity had led missions with Morpheus, freeing the minds of many others who were ready to see the truth and fight alongside them. While we still don’t know exactly how Trinity will appear in the next movie, this aspect of her shared experience with Morpheus should be developed.
We know the Merogvingian is about to return, and if Trinity is truly a rogue program, she should delve into the hidden places inside the Matrix to find others like her, recruiting them from the good side. .
4 Neo should learn to let go of his love
Fan speculation suggests that after Revolutions, Neo decided to return to The Matrix where he could live his virtual life in peace with Trinity by his side. If this is true, then the hero may need to be saved from a prison of his own design.
Morpheus and Niobe’s relationship spends little time onscreen, but it’s obvious the former lovers had to go their separate ways. Niobe does not believe in the prophecies that guide Morpheus, and their relationship has suffered due to his relentless pursuit of ending the war with the machines.
3 Trinity should leave Neo behind and move on
If Trinity has no way of escaping the Matrix and regaining her physical form, she may have to say a final goodbye to Neo. With the two characters straddling the divide between the physical and digital world, it may be impossible for their relationship to continue.
As was the case with Morpheus and Niobe, the heroine may have to come to terms with her fate and abandon the relationship so that she and Neo can continue living in their separate worlds. It may be that in order to defeat any new threat that has arisen, they must be separated and Trinity must learn to live without her human mate.
2 Neo should end the war for good
Neo seems to succeed in negotiating peace between humanity and machines at the end of the Revolutions. He is told that this peace cannot last, and the humans who remain inside the simulation have a choice to log out or stay in the Matrix.
The new movie may present Neo with the dilemma of destroying the Matrix to save humanity or facing him to save a digital facsimile of Trinity. Obviously, he remains the hero of the film series and should follow through on his mentor’s goal. Morpheus would like to free his people and end the war once and for all.
1 Trinity Should Lead Her Own “People”: Sensitive Marginalized Programs
While it may bother some viewers, Trinity may well be stuck in the simulation. If so, she would have to take on the role of her former captain, Morpheus, as the Shepherd of the Enlightened. Not of humanity, but of its own people.
Matrix revolutions introduced the audience to Sati, the child of two rogue programs. In the years since this film, a whole society of sensitive programs may have sprung up. The film could explore the themes of a marginalized people who are unwanted within the system that created them.
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