Actually it was made known publicly that the original actress had died and that they had to recast her for Revolutions. However I suspect this news got lost in all the other hype around Revolutions that it probably jarred fans who didn't pau attention to it when Mary Alice (the Recast Oracle) appeared onscreen. I can't believe it too me this long to figure out the subject line was for The Matrix. I'm a bit different as I fell in love with The Matrix when it showed up on TBS, Watched most of Reloaded and haven't seen Revolutions at all. Here's a little known fact: the late R&B song star Aaliyah was supposed to be in the Matrix, playing the part of Niobe. The part had to be quickly recast with Jada Pinkett - Smith when Aaliyah's plan crashed in 2001.