Marvel Boss Looking For Keanu's Perfect MCU Role

  • Published: 21 June 2019
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    Everyone loves the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Everyone loves Keanu Reeves. How long before the two shall meet?

    In a chat with's Brandon Davis, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige revealed that the studio has had Reeves in mind for a long, long time - and that they're just waiting for the right role for the beloved actor to present itself.

    Feige's remarks came in response to a line of questioning which he's got to be used to by now, as Davis wanted to know which of his favorite actors might be up for an invitation to the MCU. The first name on his list? None other than Keanu Reeves, who at the moment is having something of a career resurgence.

    "We talk to him for almost every film we make. We talk to Keanu Reeves [often]. I don't know when, if, or ever he'll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it."

    Feige went on to compare the situation to Marvel's pursuit of another high-profile actor who recently joined the party: Jake Gyllenhaal, whom he said the studio had conversations with, quote, "multiple times" before finally casting him as Quentin Beck - AKA Mysterio - in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.

    Feige expressed his hope that the same patient approach would eventually pay off with Reeves; he conspicuously did not mention the fact that multiple outlets have reported the star to be in talks for The Eternals, which is looking to be the first major release on the "Cosmic" side of Marvel's Phase 4.

    Feige's remarks are lent credence by the fact that, way back in 2014, Reeves was rumored to be up for the title role in Doctor Strange, a role which eventually fell into the very capable hands of British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

    At the time, Reeves responded to the rumors with a mix of excitement and trepidation. While he admitted to watching and enjoying superhero flicks, claiming that he, quote, "...grew up on them and comics and graphic novels," he admitted to being leery of signing the kind of multiple-picture deal which Marvel famously requires of its more high-profile stars.

    He told Collider:

    "From a practical standpoint, the idea of a longtime contract is sort of 'errr' because you want to make sure the material is up to a certain level, like the good or great level...I think with [superhero pictures], you need the material, you need the director who you think can deliver a vision. You don't want to do it for doing it, you know? You want to try and make sure it's doing something."

    At this point, Reeves doesn't have to do anything just for the sake of doing it; the star is having the kind of moment that would make peers green with envy if he weren't such a legitimately breathtaking guy.

    After rocketing to the A-list thanks to his role as Neo in the Matrix series, Reeves spent the next decade or so appearing in decidedly smaller projects before stumbling upon his next paradigm-shifting franchise. That would be John Wick, the insanely innovative and box office-decimating shoot 'em up series which firmly cemented his status as an action movie legend.

    Reeves also made a splash this year in the rapturously received Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe, and as Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4, which has blown critics out of their seats. On top of all this, he'll soon be returning to one of his most fondly-remembered roles: that of Ted "Theodore" Logan, the time-traveling rocker with a heart of gold, in next year's long-awaited three-quel Bill & Ted Face the Music.

    Oh, and he's set to appear in CD Projekt Red's 2020 video game, Cyberpunk 2077, playing - wait for it - a dude named Johnny Silverhand.

    The guy can seemingly do it all - so, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominating pop culture like nothing else in recent memory, the time seems oh-so-right for Feige and company to find that perfect role that they've long been seeking for the star.

    #KeanuReeves #MCU #Marvel
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Comments • 4 014

  • Looper
    Looper   4 weeks back

    Who do you want to see Keanu Reeves play in the MCU?

  • Brad Lanky
    Brad Lanky  5 days back

    They should have Keanu as Frank Castle in a Punisher movie adults only though like Deadpool.

    • domain mojo
      domain mojo  5 days back


      That's all!
      My 2 favorite characters in the MCU are Wolverine and the only other man who can equal him: Gambit

      • Try Living
        Try Living  6 days back

        Keanu Reeves as silver surfer

        • Eduardo Abreu
          Eduardo Abreu  1 weeks back

          Ei Nerd.......

          • Cláudio Vinicius
            Cláudio Vinicius  1 weeks back

            A channel called "Ei Nerd" stole your videos

            • Steven Rodriguez
              Steven Rodriguez  1 weeks back

              FANTOMEX! X-Force kills a child storyline with Deadpool!

              • edudzz pstoto
                edudzz pstoto  1 weeks back

                for me next ironman

                • Ray L
                  Ray L  2 weeks back

                  HIM aka Adam

                  • Serge Lucca
                    Serge Lucca  2 weeks back

                    CONSTANTINE as always.

                    • Ibrahim Ali
                      Ibrahim Ali  2 weeks back

                      I think Keane Reeves should be Batman instead of someone from marvel as he would suit that dark outfit just like he has in John wick

                      • Break Beat
                        Break Beat  2 weeks back

                        Since Disney now owns Fox's X-men might as well cast him as Wolverine.

                        • INFINITE SPIRAL
                          INFINITE SPIRAL  2 weeks back

                          It dr strange

                          • Dmitri TV
                            Dmitri TV  2 weeks back

                            i suggest to MCU Keanu is going to be great as wolverine

                            • Dmitri TV
                              Dmitri TV  2 weeks back

                              i hope this is real i like keanu as a wolverine

                              • stuart stuart
                                stuart stuart  3 weeks back

                                The one above all

                                • shivam vishwakarma
                                  shivam vishwakarma  3 weeks back

                                  No doubt keanu is great actor but no one can match Benedict as doctor Strange.

                                  • Krrrimmi
                                    Krrrimmi  3 weeks back

                                    Lol! Back in 2000s, Marvel movies was planning to cast Keanu as Gambit on ""X-2". 😂

                                    • Dimario mitchell
                                      Dimario mitchell  3 weeks back

                                      Wolverine he should play

                                      • Lebah semangat
                                        Lebah semangat  3 weeks back

                                        Feige: we want you to join MCU
                                        Reeves: what role do you want?
                                        Feige: Hero killer, with a fucking pencil
                                        Reeves: send me the location

                                        • itsnotshabz x
                                          itsnotshabz x  3 weeks back

                                          I like keanu

                                          • Mr. Sobjective
                                            Mr. Sobjective  3 weeks back

                                            When I heard the news that Marvel wants to cast Keanu,I thought to myself that he'd be the best man to play Gambit.

                                            • Alfaida Mandangan
                                              Alfaida Mandangan  3 weeks back

                                              one above all looks better 🤘🤘👌👍

                                              • Reyli Esparza
                                                Reyli Esparza  3 weeks back

                                                Wake the fu- up samurai. We HaVe a CitY tO BurN

                                                • BlackstarrPheonix
                                                  BlackstarrPheonix  3 weeks back

                                                  He Should Play ADAM WARLOCK!!!

                                                  • Anton Martin
                                                    Anton Martin  3 weeks back

                                                    Gambit. It's got to be gambit.

                                                    • Kannada_ InfoTech
                                                      Kannada_ InfoTech  3 weeks back

                                                      Next magician or he could be

                                                      • I. bad
                                                        I. bad  3 weeks back

                                                        New Marvel character:
                                                        "The Bogeyman"

                                                        • Nero Azmi
                                                          Nero Azmi  3 weeks back

                                                          gambit FTW!

                                                          • Sour Lito
                                                            Sour Lito  3 weeks back


                                                            • Kerem Kurtbecer
                                                              Kerem Kurtbecer  3 weeks back

                                                              Imagine keanu reeves as bucky😱

                                                              • Zebulee
                                                                Zebulee  3 weeks back

                                                                Please cast him as Mephisto! He would be amazing in that role!

                                                                • Derek Bedgood
                                                                  Derek Bedgood  3 weeks back

                                                                  If it's a villain they are wanting to cast him as then it's gotta be Doctor Doom.. Keanu for Doom and John Bernthal for Wolverine

                                                                  • Andrew N
                                                                    Andrew N  3 weeks back

                                                                    when she said "shoot em up" i cringed so hard

                                                                    • Dale Wells
                                                                      Dale Wells  3 weeks back

                                                                      Gambit or Sinister

                                                                      • USonuMabeaCh
                                                                        USonuMabeaCh  3 weeks back


                                                                        • Mythoti
                                                                          Mythoti  3 weeks back

                                                                          He'd make for a perfect Punisher, tell me I'm wrong 😁

                                                                          • Coder Alpha
                                                                            Coder Alpha  3 weeks back

                                                                            Constantine is such an under rated movie, and I think he was great in it, who wants a sequel/prequel ?

                                                                            • Jamil Ghrawi
                                                                              Jamil Ghrawi  3 weeks back

                                                                              A Constantin reboot would do

                                                                              • rzxuu mjoty
                                                                                rzxuu mjoty  3 weeks back

                                                                                The one above all!!!!!

                                                                                • Michael Doling
                                                                                  Michael Doling  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Keanu Reeves will make a better Gambit than Wolverine

                                                                                  • Kemas Rahman
                                                                                    Kemas Rahman  3 weeks back

                                                                                    silver surfer

                                                                                    • Israel Aguasanta
                                                                                      Israel Aguasanta  3 weeks back

                                                                                      He would be a perfect Gambit.

                                                                                      • Michael Gonzalez
                                                                                        Michael Gonzalez  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Whatever the role, Keanu should be the hero.

                                                                                        • Daniel Caridade
                                                                                          Daniel Caridade  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Keanu is gonna be The Moon Knight!!!

                                                                                          • m0n0t0n0us
                                                                                            m0n0t0n0us  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I think he’s the Batman we all deserve!
                                                                                            For MCU, I can see the Punisher, maybe Dr Doom..

                                                                                            • TobyTime
                                                                                              TobyTime  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Hero possibilities.

                                                                                              Mr. Fantastic
                                                                                              Ghost Rider
                                                                                              Moon Knight


                                                                                              Doctor Doom

                                                                                              • BLord Gaming
                                                                                                BLord Gaming  3 weeks back

                                                                                                F*ck Yes