Hugo Weaving, the “Matrix” franchise’s villain Agent Smith has announced he won’t be returning for the film’s fourth iteration due to scheduling conflicts with an upcoming theater role.
Weaving says, “I was in touch with [director] Lana Wachowski, but in the end, she decided that the dates weren’t going to work. So we’d sorted the dates and then she sort of changed her mind. They’re pushing on ahead without me.”
Another key character you won’t be seeing is Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus. Word is they may go with a younger version of the character. Keanu Reeves will return as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity. Also, Neil Patrick Harris will be there.