Keanu Reeves would 'love to play' X-Men's iconic 'Wolverine' character after Hugh Jackman's exit

Reeves recently joined the glittery star cast of 'Toy Story 4', where he appears alongside other stars like Tim Allen, Tom Hanks and Joan Cusack in the much-loved franchise


                            Keanu Reeves would 'love to play' X-Men's iconic 'Wolverine' character after Hugh Jackman's exit

Keanu Reeves wants to get an Adamantium skeleton for himself, or so it would seem! The 'Matrix' actor recently revealed he 'would love' to take over the role of Wolverine after Hugh Jackman's last outing. The popular and iconic 'X-Men' character had been made increasingly famous by the Australian actor, who had played the role for 17 years.

Keanu's wish to star as Wolverine came to light when he threw his name into the ring on being asked by ScreenGreek.net if he would like to play Batman after Ben Affleck, or Wolverine after Jackman. He said: "Of the two, I'd love to play Wolverine."

Actor Keanu Reeves takes part at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at Goodwood on June 25, 2016, in Chichester, England. (Getty Images)
Actor Keanu Reeves takes part at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at Goodwood on June 25, 2016, in Chichester, England. (Getty Images)

The beloved action hero added that it was purely false rumors which claimed that he was not available when the roles of Wolverine and Batman came up, and admitted that he simply wasn't cast for them. "It wasn’t that I couldn’t take it, it was cast."

Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine in numerous movies over 17 years
Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine in numerous movies over 17 years

When asked if there was any other comic book character he would like to bring to the theatres, Reeves responded: "I don’t have one, to be candid." It was in 2017, that Jackman confirmed his exit from the character of Wolverine, saying, "Someone else will play [Wolverine] for sure."

Actor Hugh Jackman jokes about his Wolverine character in the audience during the final banquet and awards ceremony for ShoWest 2006, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners March 16, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)
Actor Hugh Jackman jokes about his Wolverine character in the audience during the final banquet and awards ceremony for ShoWest 2006, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners March 16, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Reeves recently joined the glittery star cast of 'Toy Story 4', where he appears alongside other stars like Tim Allen, Tom Hanks and Joan Cusack in the much-loved franchise. However, no details about what role he will be playing in the movie have yet been revealed to the public.

Speaking about how he landed the surprise role, Reeves said, "I got a call which was really cool out the blue from the lovely people at Pixar and the creators of this number, this edition, or continuation of the story. They pitched the character to me and then we spoke and they allowed me to kind of riff on it."

Actors Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and Hugh Grant attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014, in Culver City, California. (Getty Images)
Actors Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and Hugh Grant attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014, in Culver City, California. (Getty Images)

Directed by Josh Cooley, the new sequel to the popular franchise picks up after the events of 'Toy Story 3'. Along with the mystery toy, which is going to be played by Reeves, 'Toy Story 4' will also see other new additions to the cast, in the form of stars like Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele.

During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' in November this year, Tim Allen revealed, "Keanu Reeves has got a great part." He continued teasing the audience by saying, "Actually, a little inside story, even [Reeves] said — gentle, wonderful guy that he is — 'This [character] sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear'."

Keanu Reeves during the 2017 New York Comic Con on October 5, 2017, in New York City. (Getty Images)
Keanu Reeves during the 2017 New York Comic Con on October 5, 2017, in New York City. (Getty Images)