Ever since the Disney/Fox merger, fans have been clamoring to find out just what Marvel Studios will do with the newly acquired characters like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. With these stalwarts back home, it is only a matter of time before we see proper versions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This has fans doing their own dream castings before Marvel officially sets their sights on what films and roles they’re moving forward with in the future. Of course, it pretty much goes without saying that the biggest character fans want to see make his appearance in the MCU is none other than Wolverine. There is one actor who has fans truly buzzing to take over the mantle after Hugh Jackman’s epic 17 year run, and that’s Keanu Reeves.
Now, fans are petitioning for the John Wick star to don the claws. Several names have been thrown out by fans and actors alike, like Jason Mamoa, Daniel Radcliffe, and even Danny DeVito – but Reeves has been a pretty popular choice.
The petition has started over on Change.org, and, while it is only got 100 + signatures thus far, it will most likely gain traction very soon, as fans have been abuzz about Reeves and the role ever since ScreenGeek broke the exclusive that Wolverine was his first choice of roles. The 54 year old actor has reinvented the action movie genre twice now, once with Matrix and then again with John Wick. Seeing him take on the role of the grizzled, feral mutant (of which they both are of Canadian descent) seems like a really good call.
It is not likely that Reeves will take on the role, however, mainly because he is supposedly up for a role in the upcoming Eternals film. Top that off with the X-Men most likely not appearing in the MCU for at least another 5 years, and casting the then 60 year old in the role doesn’t really make sense, no matter how immortal and ageless Reeves my seem. Regardless, Keanu is a global treasure and whatever role he takes on for Marvel, fans will surely love to see it.
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