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Keanu Reeves could join the MCU, according to Kevin Feige

'[W]e very much want to figure out the right way to do it.'


Nahila Bonfiglio


Posted on Jun 20, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 10:15 am CDT

Could Keanu Reeves be the next Marvel superhero?

It’s not out of the question, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. In a recent interview with, Feige said the John Wick actor has been approached for discussions about nearly every Marvel cinematic release.

“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige said. “[W]e very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”

Feige proceeded to compare Reeves to Jake Gyllenhaal, who recently joined the MCU family with his role as Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home. He noted that discussions with Gyllenhaal cropped up on multiple occasions before the perfect role presented itself. Feige has high hopes that a similar situation will arise with Reeves.

For his part, Reeves has had a very successful run this decade. While the 54-year-old actor has found consistently strong roles since his Bill & Ted days, recent years have seen a large resurgence in his popularity. Since starring in John Wick in 2014, Reeves has appeared in a slew of popular franchises. In 2019 alone, he is starring in John Wick‘s third chapter and Toy Story 4. He is even debuting in non-Matrix related videogames via Cyberpunk 2077.

Despite his success, Reeves has remained a surprisingly open and down-to-earth person in public. These traits have only helped in boosting his appeal for audiences, who recently started an online petition to see him named Time‘s Person of the Year. The last few weeks have seen him charming his way through events and appearances. He won over the internet’s heart when he called a crowd at E3 “breathtaking,” and was recently dubbed “the internet’s boyfriend.”

Reeves’ rising popularity is not expected to fade anytime soon. With his numerous roles in popular franchises, in fact, he is set up to expand his fanbase even further. His role in Toy Story 4, in particular, should see the birth of a whole new generation of Reeves fans. With a potential role in the MCU on the horizon, the Keanussance is in bloom.


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*First Published: Jun 20, 2019, 8:02 am CDT