New Character for Matrix 2: Niobe?

Ain’t It Cool News reports today of a possible new character description for the Matrix sequels. According to “Moriarty”, the information was gleaned by a scooper who read the casting sides which were supposedly sent to casting agencies. The new character, Niobe, is supposed to be cut from the same cloth as other tough-as-nails female sci-fi characters like Sarah Connor from Terminator 2 or Ripley from the Alien movies.

NIOBE is the tough female captain of the fastest ship in the league. She is the ex-girlfriend/or wife (not sure) of Morpheus and is now dating the leader of ZION, so this creates some kind of drama. According to what I read, they are looking for someone “drop-dead gorgeous” but “tough” to play the “toughest chick there.”