There’s been more casting for a major role in the currently shooting Matrix sequels, plus dealings regarding the Australian portion of the shoot.
According to Variety columnist Michael Fleming, actor Harry Lennix (Titus) has been tapped for the simultaneously shooting sequels. Fleming reports that Lennix will be taking on the villainous role of a character named Lock who will be a part of both the second and third parts. In addition, it is specifically noted that Lock will be pitted against Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne).
Meanwhile, it appears that there was something still going on regarding shooting of the sequels in Australia. Fleming, once again, reports that the production had been haggling with the Australian government in order to get tax breaks said to be worth tens of millions of dollars. Regardless of how that was/is going, word is that Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures decided to shoot there anyway.
As it works out, the production will shift its focus down under in September.