What you need to know
- Marvel has been talking to Keanu Reeves for years.
- President Kevin Feige revealed the studio has talked to him about multiple projects.
- The studio will continue to approach Reeves about a future role.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had the great fortune of featuring some of the best-known actors in Hollywood: Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas, and Michael Keaton, just to name a few. Yet there is one actor Marvel has tried to lure into the fold but has failed every time: Keanu Reeves.
The MCU has spanned for over a decade and is more than 20 movies deep, and for many of those movies it has sought to add Reeves to the cast but for one reason or another, it hasn't quite worked out. Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed the news in an interview with Comicbook.com.
We talk to him for almost every film we make. We talk to Keanu Reeves about…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.
There was chatter that Reeves could join Marvel's latest project titled The Eternals, but the studio nor the actor have confirmed the news. That movie has already landed Angelina Jolie, so adding Reeves would be quite a coup for the studio. But as Feige said, it would have to be the the right role.
Reeves has entered a career renaissance recently thanks to the John Wick franchise, his appearance in Toy Story 4, and the internet's infatuation with his good-guy persona.
You can next see (or hear) Keanu Reeves as Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4, which arrives in theaters on June 21. Marvel will see its next movie swing into theaters July 2 with Spider-Man: Far From Home.