Marvel May Have Just Found the Role that Will Finally Bring Keanu Reeves to the MCU

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Marvel might have discovered the right position for Keanu Reeves. The studio has tried to solid the enduring actor for an element within the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years however discovering a very good match for The Matrix star has confirmed tough. After years of making an attempt, inside sources declare that Marvel and Reeves are formally in talks to have him reboot a franchise for the MCU.

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Marvel’s most wished: Keanu Reeves | Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Marvel tries to land Reeves

Over the previous few many years, Reeves has cemented himself as considered one of
the web’s most beloved actors. Although Reeves has a following that’s
just about unmatched, he has but to star in a significant superhero movie.

The solely time he got here shut was in 2005 when he starred in Constantine
for DC. The film, nonetheless, was not a significant success on the field workplace and solely
developed a cult following after it was out of theaters.

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Marvel has not been shy about its need to land Reeves, who has been very busy engaged on different tasks the previous two years. Apart from popping out with John Wick: Chapter 4, Reeves lent his voice for Toy Story 4 and is about to launch Bill & Ted Face the Music.

Some of those tasks are scheduled to open in theaters this
yr, in order that they is likely to be delayed relying on what occurs with the coronavirus
state of affairs.

Kevin Feige opens up about introducing Reeves to the MCU

Given Reeves’ standing in Hollywood, there is no such thing as a doubt that Marvel would like to solid him for an element. According to Vanity Fair, the president of the studio, Kevin Feige, has been very open about his need to introduce Reeves — the one drawback is discovering the best position.

“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige shared. “We
discuss to Keanu Reeves…I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll be a part of the MCU, however we
very a lot need to determine the best technique to do it.”

Feige confronted comparable challenges with Jake Gyllenhaal, who was provided a number of
components earlier than he accepted the position of Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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Before Feige’s interview, there have been rumors that Reeves was set to play a personality in The Eternals. Those experiences turned out to be false, although Marvel nonetheless ended up with a stellar solid for the undertaking, together with Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, and Kit Harington.

While it’s clear that Marvel is obsessed about making Reeves a
superhero (or a villain), an inside supply claims that the studio is about to
make that occur.

Did Marvel discover the right position for Reeves?

A supply instructed We
Got This Covered
that Marvel needs Reeves to play the lead within the
new Ghost Rider movie. The two sides are reportedly ironing out the
particulars, however Marvel apparently needs Reeves to play Johnny Blaze.

The supply didn’t reveal any particulars concerning the negotiations, so we have no idea if Reeves can be launched in a crossover earlier than getting his personal movie. Either approach, it’s secure to say that Marvel is working exhausting to convey Reeves to the Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner moderately than later.

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There has additionally been some discuss Reeves rebooting the Constantine
franchise with one other movie. Those experiences haven’t been confirmed, however time
is likely to be operating out for Marvel to make a deal.

Inside the ‘Constantine’ reboot

While nothing official with Marvel has been confirmed, Reeves has been very open about reprising his position as John Constantine for an additional film. The authentic movie made $230 million on the field workplace and acquired blended critiques from followers and critics alike.

If Warner Bros. strikes ahead with the undertaking, the sequel would
seemingly earn way more than the unique, particularly contemplating how a lot
Reeves’ fame has grown through the years.

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To add gasoline to the fireplace, Reeves has agreed to do one other Matrix
film, so the actor is clearly keen to re-visit a few of his earlier

In the occasion that DC will get Reeves to return as Constantine, that doesn’t essentially rule out the actor becoming a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We have but to see somebody play massive roles in each camps, however Reeves could possibly be the one who breaks the mould.

In the meantime, Marvel followers can watch Reeves return to the large
screens when Bill & Ted Face the Music hits theaters in August
(barring any delays). 

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