Keanu Reeves is still hurt and supremely jealous of Hugh Jackman for stealing his dream role in X Men-Wolverine.
Keanu Reeves, who ruled the hearts of millions with his legendary role of John Wick for years, was reminded of his hidden wounds and unfulfilled dreams. During an appearance on SiriusXM, he confessed, once again to his year-old jealousy about Hugh Jackman stealing the part of Wolverine from him. Yes, essaying Wolverine on the big screen was his dream that remains unfulfilled. Marvel, are you listening?
- When Keanu opened his heart out to the world in 2008
- Keanu Reeves reminded of the past wounds on Sirius XM
- Latest updates on Wolverine part 2
When Keanu opened his heart out to the world in 2008
Back in 2008, Keanu surprised his fans by confessing that despite being the most loved celebrity in Hollywood, he is unhappy. John Wick star feels empty and is supremely jealous of Hugh Jackman. But why? Everyone wanted to know. And he didn’t take much time in saying – because he lost his dream role in X-Men- Wolverine to the Australian star.
He confessed wholeheartedly, “I had a little actor’s envy when Hugh Jackman got to play Wolverine and I didn`t”.
He further added: “The claws are cool and I liked his fortitude and honour.”
Reeves is a self-confessed lover of comic books, and was quite keen to play the role of Wolverine in the movie series.
Sirius XM scratches old wounds
After 12 years, Keanu was once again asked the same question. The world wanted to know if he still feels bad about losing X Men’ Wolverine to Hugh Jackman. Recently, when he appeared on SiriusXM, host Andy Cohen asked him if there were any roles he would travel back in time to play.
The question felt like someone has knowingly rubbed salt on the wounds. But, he played it sportingly. He admitted playing Wolverine on the big screen continues to be his dream. “For me, I always wanted to play Wolverine,” he said.
Keanu’s Bill & Ted Face the Music co-star, Alex Winter who was also appeared as a guest on the show boosted him saying, there was still time for Keanu to play his dream role. But it seems like Keanu has given up on X Men. He stopped him and replied, “It is too late. It was filled really well. I’m all good with it now”.
Though Keanu told the world that he has moved on from the fact that he did not get his dream role, we could sense the pain in his eyes. It was a genuine dream of a super star who has it all but not something he wanted.
Latest updates on Wolverine part 2
Wolverine is one of the most popular characters in the X Men franchise, originally played by Hugh Jackman. Jackman has received many accolades for his role.
Even Keanu has made his peace with it and given up the idea of playing the clawed Canadian. He admitted that there can’t be a better Wolverine than Hugh.
Rumours are afloat that a recasting for the character can happen soon. Fans are expecting the mutants to start nipping in the MCU. Speculation is rife on who might end up playing Wolverine. Will Keanu Reeves give it a try?
Recently a fan had created a massive art piece depicting Keanu as Wolverine in the dream future installment of X Men.
Check the fan art here.
Do you think Keanu should get to play Wolverine in the next instalment of X Men. Will he do it better than Hugh Jackman? Let us know in the comments box below.