Keanu Reeves is rumoured to be joinning the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I honestly could not be more excited!
Many people have been wishing for Keanu Reeves to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since they heard that he was coveting the role of Wolverine. And these people may be getting what they wished for, but not exactly. MCU Cosmic’s Jeremy Conrad released an unconfirmed statement that Keanu Reeves is being headhunted for a role in Marvel Studio’s 'The Eternals'.
Details concerning the role that Reeves is being considered for has not been released and I don’t know if I would be more excited to see Keanu as a real superhero or a supervillain. It is alleged that talks regarding a role for Reeves are already underway. However, no confirmation or denial from Reeves, Marvel Studios, director Chloe Zhao or any other party involved with the project has been issued at the time of writing ( 05 June 2019).
Now we have to consider how reliable this source is to try and determine how likely it is that the John Wick star is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The source, MCU Cosmic has been a mixed bag of fact and fiction in the past since the site previously reported that a reliable source told them that the name of the final Avengers movie would be Avengers: Annihilation. This leak was inaccurate because as we now know the final Avengers film was called Avengers: Endgame. However, they have gotten a lot of stuff right in the past like a report in April 2018 that stated that Marvel was looking to go into the cosmic territory after 'Avengers: Endgame' starting with 'The Eternals'. This turned out to be accurate, so one could say that their track record with 'The Eternals' leaks is on point.
The accuracy of the Keanu Reeves casting is boosted by the fact that Conrad claims that the same source that leaked Marvel's plans for The Eternals is the same source that gave him the leak concerning Keanu Reeves. Conrad maintains that it is reliable and states that he is "confident" about his report on Marvel adding Keanu Reeves to the cast of 'The Eternals'.
Other members of The Eternals cast include Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Ma Dong-Seok, and Richard Madden. Here at Trinikid, we think Keanu Reeves is going to play the character of Druig (an enemy of the eternal Ikaris). The reasons we think Keanu is perfect for the character of Druig:
1) Druig's facial hair looks exactly like Reeves'.
2) Druig used to be an assassin which would be a nod to Reeves' time as John Wick.
3) Druig has a dark nature that Keanu would play so perfectly.
It really would be a treat to see Keanu who usually plays morally-gray or completely moral characters play the bad guy for once. Do you want to see Reeves play the bad guy or do you see him as more of a straight shooter?