Keanu Reeves seems to be everywhere lately. John Wick: Chapter 3 is out now, he’s made an appearance in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe, he’s got a role in Toy Story 4 and he’s preparing for a return to the world of Bill and Ted.
Now, it seems Marvel has their eye on Keanu for a role in the MCU, despite the fact he’s reportedly already turned down a role.
There were suggestions the 54-year-old might be the next Wolverine, but now rumour has it Marvel want him for a role in their upcoming film The Eternals.
The film is reportedly set for a 2020 release and will be directed by Chloé Zhao with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani also rumoured to star.
MCU Cosmic reports that although it’s early days, it does sound pretty likely Keanu will take the role as their source has been pretty bang on with other rumours about the film.
They wrote, “I usually don’t bother with casting scoops, but given this source I’m confident in putting this out there. Again, it’s still early and sounds like negotiations are pretty recent.”
It’s not known which role he’s being considered for, however, we do know that Marvel’s Kevin Feige is pretty excited about the film.
Speaking with ComicBook he said, “Your reaction about not being familiar with The Eternals is perfect, because most people weren’t familiar with Guardians [of the Galaxy] and believe it or not there were people that were not familiar with Avengers or with Iron Man.
“So for us, it’s finding great stories whether people have heard of them or not and bring them to the big screen in as amazing a ways as we can.
If you’re not familiar with the Eternals (we weren’t!), they’re a genetically-altered race of super-beings, who live for thousands of years.
Feige added, “Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people.”
Here’s hoping Keanu ends up in the MCU!