Thanks in part to the recent success of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – not to mention the new Toy Story 4 – Keanu Reeves is currently one of the internet’s favorite, most meme-able film stars. So when Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige told ComicBook.com earlier this month that he and his team have approached the actor for almost every movie they make, it was all too predictable that the fancasts would come flooding in.
Over on Twitter, for instance, we’ve seen a vast array of suggestions that range from Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four to Namor to Adam Warlock. Apparently, there’s an abundance of ways in which Marvel Studios could make use of the Matrix star, but until an actual casting decision is confirmed, fans can still get a kick out of imagining what might be.
— Newsarama (@Newsarama) June 19, 2019
Adam Warlock was designed to be the most perfect human and everybody can agree that Keanu Reeves is already the most perfect human there is so marvel better cast him pic.twitter.com/iefkmh5z8d
— ४ 𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐚 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐤𝐢 ४ (@reevesofloki) June 20, 2019
People want Keanu Reeves to play Adam Warlock, while I’m over here like pic.twitter.com/5MiGBKjghh
— Kaden Chevatewa (@KadenChevatewa) June 20, 2019
If Keanu Reeves joins the MCU anything less than Silver Surfer will not sit well with me pic.twitter.com/TtjlWLu2eh
— Joco (@reallyjoco) June 20, 2019
I'm seeing lots of people saying Reed Richards, Adam Warlock, and Silver Surfer.
Marc Spector: Moon Knight https://t.co/TOpqZnA80o
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) June 20, 2019
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— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) June 20, 2019
— PISENBERG👨🏾🔬 (@papyfaye1) June 20, 2019
Hmm… #KeanuReeves in the MCU? I think he'd be a great Silver Surfer or Adam Warlock, or if we go the villain route- Dracula, Kraven, or Mr. Sinister. Dracula, Blade and Doctor Strange in the same movie sounds ridiculous. Jason Wyngarde might be too on the nose/ meme-ish. pic.twitter.com/v0ULe4OV9R
— Fastball Special (@Fastball_Chad) June 20, 2019
Here me out: What if he's just "Keanu Reeves?"
We've established the MCU is a separate universe from our own via the different Presidents, so maybe the Keanu Reeves of
Earth-199999 joined The Avengers? His powers are "being Keanu Reeves," which is already more than Hawkeye does https://t.co/ySXYk2WHOw
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) June 19, 2019
To add another name to the above list, Reeves himself has repeatedly gone on record expressing an interest in being the next Wolverine. And while it’s likely that Disney will ultimately recruit a younger actor to play the adamantium-clawed mutant, that hasn’t stopped the fans from showing their support for the idea.
Meanwhile, recent reports indicate that Marvel is considering Reeves for a role in The Eternals. If he gets the gig, then he’ll be joining the likes of Angelina Jolie for one of the first entries in the MCU’s Phase 4, though Feige’s comments to ComicBook.com suggest that Chloé Zhao’s upcoming flick is just the latest of multiple Marvel movies that Reeves has been eyed for.
In any case, only time will tell if, when and how Reeves will join the Marvel family. But in the meantime, the MCU’s Phase 3 comes to a close with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 2nd.