The Fast and Furious franchise is coming to conclusion and when it gets there, they might pull over and pick up Keanu Reeves.
After the success of John Wick 3, Keanu Reeves is now set to join Fast & Furious 9. This is confirmation after his recent conversation with Hobbs and Shaw director Chris Morgan. Keanu is being set for the potential role in the Fast and Furious franchise. He is also returning to the forthcoming Matrix 4.
He will be a part of the Fast spin-off of Hobbs and Shaw. Fast and Furious fans have been given a long-running series. With Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s teaming in Hobbs & Shaw.
What Keanu Reeves would bring to the Fast and Furious franchise?
The movie can become more exciting with the addition of Keanu Reeves in the Fast & Furious franchise. Before this, he has one time been in talks to join the film as the leader of the terrorist organization Eteon.
However, Johnson also said that Reeves can not do the film. The decision was made to leave Eteon’s director as just a disembodied voice. Johnson did indicate that the door is open for Keanu joining Fast and Furious universe, letting Matrix and John Wick star join another action-heavy franchise.
The Future of the Furious
Fast & Furious has indeed become one of the biggest movie franchises in the world with $5.8 billion in the bank. Fast and furious Universe extended its territory with the spinoff Hobbs & Shaw that gross about $758 million worldwide.
On Keanu Reeves joining the Fast and Furious franchise, long-time writer Chris Morgan reveals his discussion. He sat down with Keanu Reeves to discuss his potentially joining the forthcoming film and the possible role. Morgan said he wanted Keanu to be part of the Fast universe for a very long time. He said, “We’re just trying to find, the hardest thing is always time and competing schedules and then designing the right thing together. My fervent desire is to bring him into this franchise for sure.”
Reeves’ role in the Movie
Before the release of Hobbs and Shaw, rumors that the actor was going to have a cameo in that film. After the movie hit the theater, we did not see Keanu. Hobbs and Shaw director David Leitch confirmed that he talked with Reeves about a part in the spin-off.
In his conversation with Keanu for a spin-off, he said, “It all stemmed from the fact that we had talked to Keanu early on. It was even before where we ended up with this draft. I had been talking to Keanu periodically through the shooting of it all and looking for opportunities for where it could be. I also wanted to make sure that it was enough a real promise for something legitimate in the future and wasn’t just a stunt casting the role.”
“We started to populate the movie with all these other personalities, and I just didn’t really think that we needed it, although I would’ve loved it. We even talked in the post, and I showed him a rough cut of the movie. Then, we had conversations about ‘is there something here?’ We came to the conclusion of ‘let’s put a pin in it.’ I’m all for finding opportunities, but I also didn’t want to force anything,” he added.
Along with Keanu is Cardi B
Along with Keanu Reeves in Fast and Furious 9, Cardi B is also confirming as cast in the upcoming franchise. The rapper recently confirms for a role in the film alongside reggaeton star Ozuna. This was confirmation with an Instagram Video featuring Vin Diesel and Cardi.
In the video, Vin Diesel says, “I know I’m exhausted, we gave every single thing we could for this movie, we put it all on the table, put it all out there.” To this Cardi B agrees and said, “I’m tired, but I can’t wait. I ain’t gon’ front, this gonna be the best one.”
Why F&F badly want Keanu?
Keanu is is a very in-demand actor these days. He has schedules for the upcoming John Wick movie and he is also set to work on The Matrix 4. John Wick series had put him back on the map as an action star after a long downturn in his fortunes. So getting Keanu into Fast & Furious movie, mainline or spinoff is no easy task. The ensemble films already require coordinating schedules for a lot of actors.
To make Keanu Reeves come into the Fast and Furious franchise, they need to do something good, something that excites him and fans of the franchise. Chris Morgan also seemingly wanted it to be a role that wouldn’t just be a one-off. Fast & Furious 9 is on the way, on which Chris Morgan is also a writer. Fast & Furious 9 hits theaters on May 22, 2020, and you can next see Keanu Reeves in Bill & Ted Face the Music, in theaters on August 21, 2020.