Marvel Studios wants Keanu Reeves to join the MCU

Marvel Studios wants Keanu Reeves to join the MCU

Keanu Reeves is currently Hollywood's man of the moment thanks to his starring role in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. He even has a festival dedicated to him - the aptly titled 'Keanucon'.

Now, Marvel Studios has announced that they want the 54-year-old to join the MCU.

This is allegedly not the first time that Marvel has tried to snap up the actor, with exports existing that he turned down a role already.

If you haven't seen it yet, this is the trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum:

While news has also emerged today that X-Men star Sophie Turner would like him to be the new Wolverine, it seems that Marvel isn't giving up on adding Reeves to their list of acting talent.

Marvel would like Reeves to appear in their upcoming movie The Eternals, which is set to be released in 2020 and currently stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani.

Keanu Reeves wearing a suit jacket. Credit: Getty

Marvel producer Kevin Feige said an interview with ComicBook about the new movie:

"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, its 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."

Keanu Reeves as John Wick. Credit: Summit Entertainment

The Eternals are a new race of super-beings that can live for thousands of years, created through "Celestial experiments".

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 totally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people."

While Reeves role in this movie has yet to be confirmed or denied, MCU Cosmic has reported that he is currently in negotiations with the studio.