Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II 'is the frontrunner' for Matrix 4

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Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II 'is the frontrunner for a lead role' opposite Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in Matrix 4

By Annita Katee For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:19 BST, 9 October 2019 | Updated: 08:34 BST, 10 October 2019

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It was announced in August that a fourth Matrix movie was in the works with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles for the film.

And Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has now been named as a contender for one of the lead roles, according to Variety. 

The publication reported on Wednesday that the 33-year-old 'emerged as the front-runner' following a meeting with director Lana Wachowski.  

Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been named as one of the new leads in the upcoming Matrix 4 films; seen in 2018

Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been named as one of the new leads in the upcoming Matrix 4 films; seen in 2018

'Lana Wachowski met with actors for the secret role over the last week and in recent days, Abdul-Mateen emerged as the frontrunner to join Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will be reprising their roles in the film,' their sources spilled. 

Yahya first entered the spotlight in 2016 during his role of Clarence 'Cadillac' Caldwell in Baz Luhrmann's series The Get Down. 

His light continued to shine bright from there, playing Sgt. Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron. 

Big role: 2018 saw him land the villain role of Black Manta in the DC Extended Universe film, Aquaman

Big role: 2018 saw him land the villain role of Black Manta in the DC Extended Universe film, Aquaman

Cop: Yahya played the role of Sgt. Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron

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