While the fourth Matrix movie is going to focus on new characters, we\u2019re still going to get appearances from franchise veterans like Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. What\u2019s interesting is, one more Matrix alim was asked to return, but his schedule just couldn\u2019t work out for the film.\r\n\r\nIn an interview with Time Out London, Hugo Weaving reveals that he was asked to reprise the role of Agent Smith for The Matrix 4, but scheduling conflicts with The Visit forced him to turn it down. He says:\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s unfortunate but actually I had this offer [for \u201cThe Visit\u201d] and then the offer came from \u201cThe Matrix\u201d, so I knew it was happening but I didn\u2019t have dates. I thought [I] could do both and it took eight weeks to work out that the dates would work \u2013 I held off on accepting [a role in \u201cThe Visit\u201d during that time]. I was in touch with [director] Lana Wachowski, but in the end, she decided that the dates weren\u2019t going to work. So we\u2019d sorted the dates and then she sort of changed her mind. They\u2019re pushing on ahead without me.\u2019\r\n\r\nSeeing that Agent Smith was the main antagonist of the first film, you would imagine that he would have a crucial role to play with this fourth movie. But with Wachowski pushing forward without Weaving, I have a feeling Agent Smith didn\u2019t have a substantial role from the get-go.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=DT3GnJStVEw\r\n\r\nIf you ask me, I have a feeling that we\u2019re going to get a new \u201cAgent Smith\u201d for this movie. With Yahya Abdul-Mateen II said to be the new lead, it\u2019s likely he\u2019ll be going up against another robot adversary. My guess is Jonathan Groff is going to be the new bad guy; he\u2019s young and active, and he has an eerily robotic voice if you caught him on Netflix\u2019s Mindhunter.\r\n\r\nCatch The Matrix 4 when it hits theaters May 21, 2021.