Over the years, he has played various roles that makes him one of the most famous actors in the world like in John Wick. Now, his name will make a difference in another aspect: a fungi-killer bacteria. Keanu Reeves reacts to the honor of being the basis of its nomenclature.
Keanu Reeves has played a ton of roles in his career like that in John Wick, Constantine, The Matrix, among others and his new role will not be played by him but as a potential alternative to chemical pesticides that is environmental-friendly -- the "keanumycins."
Germany’s Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology made a new molecule that could kill human-pathogenic fungi and plant fungi disease while keeping other cells unharmed. This is a game changer in the field!
One of the researchers that named the based the name of the bacteria to Keanu Reeves, Sebastian Götze, revealed to The Independent, the reason behind the nomenclature, “The lipopeptides kill so efficiently that we named them after Keanu Reeves because he, too, is extremely deadly in his roles.”
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The John Wick actor, Keanu Reeves, opened a thread on Reddit where he aired his reaction to having a bacteria named after him, “They should’ve called it John Wick… but that’s pretty cool… and surreal for me,” he said.
Reeves added, “But thanks, scientist people! Good luck, and thank you for helping us.”
Keanu Reeves will be back on the killing scene as the titular character in John Wick: Chapter 4 which will come out in cinemas later this March. This is the fourth release of the neo-noir action film franchise with Chad Stahelski as the director and Shay Hatten and Michael Finch as the writers.
John Wick: Chapter 4 will follow the titular character as he goes through a path to put down the High Table but that is not an easy way should he want to earn his freedom because Wick would be facing new enemies which may include his old friends.
John Wick: Chapter 4 also stars Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Sanada, Lance Reddick, Shamier Anderson, Clancy Brown, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, Ian McShane, Marko Zaror, and Ian McShane.
John Wick: Chapter 4 arrives in theaters on March 24, 2023.