Saturday 20 July 2019

Marvel boss reveals he has been trying to recruit Keanu Reeves

Kevin Feige said he speaks to the actor for ‘almost every film we make’.

The boss of Marvel Studios has revealed he has been trying to recruit Keanu Reeves to star in a superhero film (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
The boss of Marvel Studios has revealed he has been trying to recruit Keanu Reeves to star in a superhero film (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

The boss of Marvel Studios has revealed he has been trying to recruit Keanu Reeves to star in a superhero film.

Kevin Feige said he speaks to the actor for “almost every film we make” but has so far been unsuccessful in convincing him to appear.

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Marvel boss Kevin Feige revealed he wants Keanu Reeves to star in one of his films (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, which is behind films including Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame, told ComicBook.com: “We talk to him for almost every film we make.

“I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU (Marvel Connected Universe), but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”

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Keanu Reeves has starred in films including Speed and The Matrix (Ian West/PA)

John Wick star Reeves, 54, is a cult figure among some fans and has been dubbed the “internet’s boyfriend”, with social media users sharing stories of the actor’s random acts of kindness.

His most recent role saw him playing daredevil toy Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4.

There is also an online petition calling for Time magazine to make the Canadian its person of the year. It has so far attracted 43,000 signatures.

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