From 'Nova' to 'The Eternals', here are our top 5 picks for characters Keanu Reeves could play in MCU Phase 4
The 'John Wick' star was slated to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a while now, and with Phase 4 looming large, it's a matter of the right role and here are our top five picks
Keanu Reeves in the MCU? The question would have been long answered had the 'John Wick' star played Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel. The role eventually went to Jude Law after Reeves opted out because of his commitment to 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.'
In what would please Reeves and MCU fans, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, hinted that there have been regular talks about Reeves being a part of the Marvel universe and if that is to be true, then it's only a matter of picking the right role for Mr. Anderson.
"We talk to him (Reeves) for almost every film we make,” Feige laughed. "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," the Marvel Studios President, told Comicbook.
Meanwhile, the Infinity Saga rounds up with the release of 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' and with MCU phase 4 looming ahead, we picked out some choice roles that Reeves would rock in:
The upcoming inter-galactic superhero movie is currently in works. For those who are unfamiliar with Nova, the character is the alter-ego of Richard Rider, a member of the Nova Corps, the intergalactic police force seen in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. The Nova force is believed to possess superhuman strength and flight abilities. Also, a quick note, Nova was to make an appearance in 'Avengers: Infinity War' already but the idea was shelved for later. Could it be for Reeves, perhaps?
Absurd, but hear us out. Logan may have died and yes, his death was a fitting finale to the character. But with Captain America messing the timelines at the end of 'Avengers: Endgame' and with 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' hinting that Mysterio was not from our Earth, there could be a Logan out there somewhere. Adding to that is the recent Weapon Plus comic that leaked out specifics and powers of Cap and Logan. If the MCU were to get an X-Men and Avengers crossover, a shredded Reeves with adamantium claws protruding out of his knuckles would be a sight to behold!
3. Adam Warlock
Warlock may have gotten a bit of a passing reference and a few bits of screentime in the post-credits scene of 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2', but the golden hero is yet to make a full-fledged appearance and Reeves may fit the bill of playing the hero who relies on logic over the heart. Plus, he becomes a Guardian at some point, so how about pairing him with that fun bunch?
Marvel's 'Eternals' may be in active development, but so far three names have popped up as part of the cast and if Reeves were to make his MCU debut, why not look at a character like Druig? Pretty much like Loki, Druig's a schemer and quite selfish as he plans on usurping more to fulfill his own aims. And with the cosmic superhero movie set for a 2020 release, Reeves comes across as an apt fit and may just be part of this one.
5. Dr. Reed Richards from The Fantastic Four
Quite a few reasons why we picked Reeves to play Richards. Richards is quite cool and is pretty much ignored as he is lost in his own world of science and calculations. Consider Reeves with gray streaks of hair (he's 54 by the way) dishing out monologues while fighting the baddies. Plus, Richards is generally a distanced character and the 'Speed' star could very well play it as he has done previously as Neo in 'The Matrix'. We can imagine Reed stretching out a hand and punching Doctor Doom flush in the face.
Our bets are on Nova and Druig. What's yours?