Keanu Reeves Revealed the Superhero He’d Love to Play in the MCU

Keanu Reeves has a considerable number of iconic film parts to his credit, ranging from his first performance as Ted “Theodore” Logan in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, to Neo’s career-defining character in the Matrix franchise, to his last days john wick antihero action. But he’s yet to follow the path of so many leading men and play a superhero in a hit blockbuster, although that’s not for lack of trying Marvel.

In 2019, Marvel President Kevin Feige joked that they had a chat with Reeves every time they made a new movie to ask if he was interested, while Reeves himself recently said “it would be an honor” and “really cool to be a part of this.”

The subject of his joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe just came up again during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week.

“It’s really cool, I think the way Marvel movies have become what they are is really spectacular, and it would be great to be a part of that,” he said, despite being remained tight-lipped about whether Marvel Studios had offered him any specific superhero roles. Instead, he answered Kimmel’s next question, which character his 10-year-old comic book lover would have liked to play.

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“I think he probably would want to be Ghost Rider,” he said.

Comic books have long been one of Reeves’ passions, starting as a young child when he read Archie Comics, through Iron Man, Superman and Batman as a teenager, before really getting into Frank’s Wolverine run. Miller and the Akira manga when he was a bit older. In fact, one of the reasons he was appearing on Kimmel was to promote his new comic book series BRZKRKR, which he co-created with Matt Kindt. The central character, modeled after Reeves’ own appearance, is an immortal warrior who is depicted fighting his way through different periods of history.

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