As the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown in success and esteem, it has attracted more and more talent from the far reaches of Hollywood--from the introduction of Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, to the inclusion of Glenn Close in Guardians of the Galaxy, to the casting of Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange. Now, as excitement begins to build for Phase 4 of the MCU, studio head Kevin Feige has confirmed that negotiations have occurred with another star: Keanu Reeves.
According to ComicBook.com, Feige admitted that, “We talk to him for almost every film we make...We talk to Keanu Reeves about. 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.”
Feige compared the situation to that of Oscar-award-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal, who Marvel Studios consulted “multiple times” before he was eventually cast in Spider-Man: Far From Home as Mysterio. Per ComicBook.com, Marvel Studios is simply waiting for an opportunity for the right role to present itself.
Feige was also consulted on the potential of Donnie Yen (Ip Man) or Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he explained that while they were both talented actors, there were no specific plans for them as of yet.
As for Reeves, he’s been a hot streak, appearing in critically acclaimed works this year including John Wick 3, Always Be My Maybe, and the hotly anticipated video game Cyberpunk 2077--and we’re sure that his addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be a welcome one.