Keanu Reeves, superhero? Marvel really, really wants him to join the MCU
The studio talks to the actor "for almost every film we make," Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige says.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
And Reeves, who's having a most excellent and not at all bogus 2019, could join that super-powered universe. A reporter for CNET sister site ComicBook.com asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige if the company was planning anything involving Reeves, and indeed, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
"We talk to him for almost every film we make," Feige said. "I don't know when, if, or ever he'll join the
, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it."
Which hero would he play? Due to Reeves' love of motorcycles, some suggest Ghost Rider.
But many would like to see Reeves as Adam Warlock, who was created by researchers to be the pinnacle of future human evolution.
"Adam Warlock was designed to be the most perfect human and everybody can agree that Keanu Reeves is already the most perfect human there is," wrote one Twitter user.