There was recently a rumor that Marvel Studios was considering adding Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick) for a role in Chloe Zhao’s The Eternals.

During the London press round for Spider-Man: Far From Home, ComicBook briefly asked studio head Kevin Feige about adding Keanu Reeves to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Feige revealed they’ve been trying to find the right role/project for him for a while now and isn’t terribly sure if Keanu will ultimately join the MCU.

FEIGE: “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.”

Keanu was previously in the mix for the role of Jude Law’s Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel, but had to turn it down because of the filming of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum conflicted with that filming. Along with being reported to be on a studio shortlist to play Dr. Stephen Strange before Benedict Cumberbatch landed the role.

He also once was on a list to play Wolverine in the original X-Men movie and the Canadian action star still laments not landing the role.

Reeves is currently shooting Bill and Ted Face The Music over the summer and will begin shooting John Wick: Chapter 4 in 2020.

There are plenty of Marvel projects on the horizon that Keanu could get involved with other than The Eternals, stuff like an action-focused project like Shang-Chi and Doctor Strange 2 come to mind.


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