Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has described 'The Matrix 4' script as an ''intelligent blend'' of what fans want with some big surprises.

The 34-year-old actor - who will join returning stars like Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson in the next instalment in the beloved franchise - hasn't revealed much about the actual plot, but he did tease some big things from the upcoming blockbuster.

He told Collider: ''My reaction to the script [was], 'Wow, people are really gonna like this. I like this. People are really gonna like this.'

''It's different and it's the same, you know, at the same time. It's a really, really very intelligent blend of what we want and what we may not know that we want.''

Meanwhile, Abdul-Mateen II also opened up on his first meeting with director Lana Wachowski, and the ''family'' feel she has created on the set.

He added: ''My first meeting with Lana wasn't even really an audition. It was a meeting about getting to know me, and getting to know her, and our histories, and how I am as an actor.

''Lana was interested in creating a family before she was interested in creating a cast. I was very fortunate enough to be welcomed into that family.

''To be over in Berlin making something special is definitely something that I'm proud to say I'm a part of.''

His comments come after Reeves - who is set to reprise his role as Neo for the fourth instalment in the iconic sci-fi action film series - revealed Wachowski has written a ''beautiful'' and ''inspiring'' script.

He recently said: ''We have a wonderful director, Lana Wachowski, and she has written a beautiful script that is a love story, it's inspiring.

''It's another version, a call to wake up and it has some great action. It entertains, great action and all will be revealed.''