That upcoming new Matrix film starring Michael B. Jordan but without the involvement of The Wachowskis "at this time," which is reportedly not a "reboot," could be a movie about a young Morpheus. At least, that's the latest rumor making its way around the entertainment news circuit this week. See:
Where did this rumor come from? Using the finest investigative journalism skills money can buy from the prestigious Trump University, Bleeding Cool has traced the origin of the rumor back to website Birth. Movies. Death., where an article by reporter "Scott Wampler" — who we have never heard of before, but about whom we will point out there is absolutely no evidence to support the theory he is actually beleaguered B.M.D. blogger Devin Faraci wearing a luchadore mask writing under a pseudonym — says:
Our understanding is that a Morpheus film has long been a concept favored by the folks at Warner Bros. The studio has established a writer's room (a sure-fire sign that WB is gunning for multiple films/franchises), and our further understanding is that this Morpheus idea is one of several being kicked around.
So this rumor isn't really based on any kind of concrete information. It's speculation that basically says that unspecified "folks" at Warner Bros like the idea of a Morpheus prequel, and so they might be "kicking it around" along with any number of other, unspecified ideas. So the Matrix not-a-reboot could be a Morpheus movie, not in the figurative sense that means it is likely it will be a Morpheus movie, but in the literal sense that it might be a movie about anything Matrix-related at all, and Morpheus is a thing that is Matrix-related and therefore a possibility.