After spending a few years in a post-Matrix wilderness, Keanu Reeves is now firmly atop the Hollywood food chain, as he not only has two more John Wick films in the works but is also currently filming The Matrix 4.
But despite being one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, Reeves has yet to delve into filmmaking’s most profitable business: superhero movies. And according to recent rumors, that could all be changing soon, as Marvel Studios is RUMORED to be eyeing him for the lead role in their upcoming Moon Knight series.
There have been wild rumors about Marvel Studios showing interest in every actor from Daniel Radcliffe, to Andrew Garfield, to Shia Lebeouf, for the lead role in Moon Knight over the years. However, this casting breakdown not only points to an older action hero in his forties leading the series, but it also specifically notes who Marvel thinks would work for the role. None other than Keanu Reeves.
It’s unclear if Marvel has engaged in actual talks with the prolific actor, or if this is simply dream casting for the studio. What we are sure of is that Keanu Reeves is definitely under consideration behind the walls of Marvel Studios for Moon Knight. Whatever happens from this point out is up to the superhero gods. [via Illuminerdi]
Keanu Reeves’ name has been mentioned in the same breath as the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time now. In fact, just last summer, MCU czar Kevin Feige said that the studio reaches out to him for “almost every film they make” with an effort to get him on board.
“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige said. “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.”
Frankly, it’s a matter of when Keanu hops back into the superhero realm, not if. Reeves is arguably one of the most beloved A-list actors working today, meaning that both DC and Marvel are vying for his services. Reeves, of course, already portrayed a DC hero, having starred as John Constantine in 2005’s Constantine.
Now, while I’d love to see Keanu in the MCU, I’m not sure Moon Knight is the right fit for him, as I’d much rather see Shia LaBeouf (who’s almost been rumored) portray Marc Spector. Still, if this the role that Reeves and Disney agree on, I’d be absolutely giddy: the world deserves to see Keanu in the MCU.
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