Keanu Reeves’ career has been on a “most excellent” upswing as of late. The actor, who spent most of his post-Matrix years awkwardly popping up in romantic comedies or headlining critically panned genre films (47 Ronin anyone?), surprised everyone with the fantastic 2014 hit John Wick. Now, just five years and two John Wick sequels later, Keanu’s once more a Hollywood darling and may be making his way into the superhero genre again (after 2005’s Constantine).
In a recent Interview with BuzzFeed, the actor was quizzed on which Marvel or DC character he’d want to bring to life on the big screen, and he actually had an answer ready:
“When I was a kid, I always wanted to play Wolverine. So, Wolverine.”
Of course, the internet was all for the idea of Keanu playing the iconic mutant and now, thanks to fan artist Mizuri, we have an idea of how he could look in the role. And we must say, we definitely dig it.
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True, The Matrix star may be a bit too tall to play Wolvie, but you certainly can’t say he doesn’t have the acting chops for the role. While he’s known for his calm demeanor in person and on screen, imagine how much fun it’d be to see such a reserved performer go big and let loose for the X-Men leader’s signature Berserker Rage.
Then again, given that Reeves already has a perfectly good action franchise of his own going, he may not have time to join the MCU. Even if we’ve already heard that the X-Men won’t be rebooted for at least another couple of years. The time will eventually come though when audiences will need to get used to seeing a new Wolverine on their screens – whether they like it or not – and Reeves would certainly be a choice that we could get behind.