The iconic role of rebellion leader Morpheus went to the Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne. After spending most of his career as one of Hollywood's most respected film actors, the screen veteran has made the transition to hit TV shows like CSI and Hannibal. It is rumored that he will return to movie theaters in an untitled Batman-Superman project. Currently, Fishburne stars as Pops in the hit ABC sitcom black-ish.
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