MARVEL REALLY WANTS TO LAND KEANU REEVES FOR A SUPERHERO MOVIE

Studio head Kevin Feige admits that Reeves is Marvel’s white whale, revealing they’ve been pursuing him for some time now. “We talk to him for almost every film we make”

If Marvel Studios has its way, Keanu Reeves will be the next star to suit up and enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In an interview with ComicBook.com, studio head Kevin Feige admits that Reeves is Marvel’s white whale, revealing they’ve been pursuing him for some time now.

“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige says, laughing.

“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,” says Feige of the 54-year-old “John Wick” star.

While no specific movies or characters were discussed, fans would no doubt love to see Reeves in a Marvel movie, and ComicBook.com takes things one step further with a comprehensive list of which Marvel characters he’d be best suited to play, ranging from “Dr. Strange” villain Nightmare to Namor the Submariner to cult-favourite Moon Knight.

Whether or not that ever happens, Reeves will soon be seen reprising one of his most iconic roles for the 30-years-later “Bill & Ted” sequel, set to hit theatres in summer 2020.

Meanwhile, Marvel has a number of upcoming films in the pipeline, including sequels to “Dr. Strange” and “Black Panther”, a standalone Black Widow film starring Scarlett Johansson and “The Eternals”, with Angelina Jolie rumoured to be in discussions to star.

By BRENT FURDYK ~ ET CANADA

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