A number of months again, we discovered that we got here very, very near having Keanu Reeves within the MCU. Apparently, the actor was actively courted for the position of Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel, with studies saying that he was all set to take the half just for him to appreciate it’d trigger scheduling conflicts with John Wick: Chapter three – Parabellum.
Provided that the motion movies have been one thing of a ardour mission for Reeves, it makes full sense that he didn’t need to put the threequel’s manufacturing in jeopardy. Plus, whereas the a part of Yon-Rogg could possibly be performed by any variety of actors, there’s just one John Wick. And so, the 2 events went their separate methods, however with Reeves seeing a little bit of a resurgence in his profession as of late, it appears that evidently Marvel’s nonetheless desperate to work with him.
Take this with a grain of salt, however rumors floating round on 4chan declare that the actor is now circling The Eternals, and although there’s been no official affirmation on the matter simply but, this isn’t too arduous to imagine. And right here’s why.
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For one, we all know that Marvel’s keen on having him within the MCU, as like we mentioned above, they courted him for the a part of Yon-Rogg. Not solely that, however as we’ve seen with the solid that’s already been confirmed for The Eternals, the studio’s aiming excessive right here and attempting to assemble some prime tier expertise for the mission.
However what’s maybe most attention-grabbing is it’s mentioned that Reeves is being eyed for the position of Druig, a villain whose powers embrace superhuman ranges of power, velocity, stamina, sturdiness, invulnerability and vitality projection. He’s additionally of genius degree mind and, right here’s the kicker, is alleged to be well-trained in hand-to-hand fight. And everyone knows Keanu can kick some critical ass, proper? I imply, the man’s studied Jiu Jitsu, Wushu, boxing and Krav Maga. Suffice it to say, he wouldn’t have any hassle dealing with the fight.
As talked about above, although, that is only a rumor in the intervening time and whereas 4chan has yielded numerous correct MCU tidbits previously, we’ll await affirmation from Marvel Studios earlier than getting too excited. That being mentioned, having Keanu Reeves play the villain in The Eternals is certainly one thing we might get behind. Might you?