Comic book film fans have been clamoring for Keanu Reeves to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years now and given his knowledge of comic books and the fact that he's no longer a stranger to taking on superhero roles, the idea of the John Wick actor becoming part of the billion-dollar franchise sounds perfect.
Reeves has always been the subject of MCU casting rumors and over the last couple of years alone, his name has been linked to projects like Sony's Spider-Man film universe, Moon Knight, and X-Men. Now, the decorated actor is finally breaking his silence on the possibility of him heading to Earth-616 in the not-so-distant future.
In a new Esquire feature, Keanu answered a fan question regarding his potential MCU casting. He said: "Isn't it bigger than a universe? It's almost like a Multiverse. It's a Marvel-verse."
He added: "It would be an honor. There's some really amazing directors and visionaries, and they're doing something that no one's really ever done. It's special in that sense, in terms of the scale, the ambition, the production. So it would be cool to be a part of that."
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While his remark is far from an actual confirmation, it offers fans a glimmer of hope that we could see the star of The Matrix franchise in the MCU one day. I mean, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige previously admitted that they've always had an interest in casting Reeves "for almost every film" they make, and with the actor now expressing his interest to join the Marvel Universe, I don't think there's any reason why we should keep prolonging the inevitable. Just pull the trigger already.
Meanwhile, Keanu Reeves stars in The Matrix Resurrections, hitting cinemas on December 22, 2021.