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Marvel Looking For The "Right Way" To Add Keanu Reeves

Can Neo be called a superhero?

With the smashing success of the John Wick franchise, and with a fourth installment slated for a May 2021 release, action badboy Keanu Reeves (47 Ronin, The Matrix) is back in full force. Everyone's loving him, from developer CD Projekt Red to the whole of the Internet. Even Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige admits to looking for "the right way" to include the Canadian-American actor in the MCU.

Feige was interviewed by Comic Book, who asked if the studio was in talks with Reeves. Feige said Marvel talks to Reeves for every movie the company makes. This led to Feige confirming that he wants Reeves in the MCU. "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 believes the situation with Reeves could play out similarly to Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code, Southpaw), who has been approached "multiple times" until "the right way" appeared. Gyllenhaal plays Quentin Beck/Mysterio in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is scheduled to debut on July 2.

Reeves is everywhere these days. The prolific action star plays himself in Netflix romcom Always Be My Maybe and lends his voice to Toy Story 4. Reeves also returns to Ted "Theodore" Logan in Bill & Ted Face the Music and plays "key" character and "legendary rockerboy" Johnny Silverhand in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

During E3 2019 we learned that CD Projekt Red approached Reeves about a year ago or so and called the meeting a "match made in heaven." Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on April 16, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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