The Eternals makes for probably the most mysterious project of Marvel Studios. It has been in the pipeline for some time and with it being a potential Keanu Reeves starrer, fans can’t contain their excitement anymore
- So, what part might Keanu Reeves be playing in Marvel?
- A little background of The Eternals
- Who else can we expect to see in The Eternals?
- Potential cast and character line up.
- When can we expect The Eternals to premiere?
It’s been quite some time since a certain rumour is doing rounds on the street about Keanu Reeves joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Reportedly, Keanu is being sought for a role in The Eternals, and the negotiations are said to already be underway. It was not too long ago when the John wick actor threw his hat in the ring to get the part of Wolverine.
Despite all of the fan art suggesting that Keanu Reeves might be a good fit for Marvel Studios as the new Wolverine, it’s possible that he could be taking on an entirely different role altogether. However, let’s not forget that he was almost cast in Captain Marvel. He reportedly missed that train because of a John Wick 3 conflict, not for a lack of interest.
So, even though fans would love to see the actor in MCU, we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out. Meanwhile, we are here to tell you all that we know about the Hollywood superstar, known for films such as Speed, The Matrix , and John Wick series, being in early talks to make his Marvel debut with The Eternals.
So, What Part Might Keanu Reeves Be Playing In Marvel?
We know that Marvel Studios is seeking Reeves out to join their film The Eternals.
Still, MCU Cosmic hasn’t revealed what part Reeves could possibly be playing, and they haven’t confirmed that he has signed the contract and that the talks are currently underway.
A Little Background Of The Eternals:
For the unversed, The Eternals is going to be created by Kirby who has also been a co-creator of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men for Marvel Comics with Stan Lee. It is said that The Eternals are a genetically-altered race of long-living super-beings and the result of multiple celestial experiments. But the result of the same celestial experiments is the Eternals’ enemies who are a genetically unstable humanoid race known as the ‘Deviants’. They are known to predate humanity and have a history of once standing among the elder races of the cosmic Marvel universe.
The Marvel Comics lot also witnessed the Celestials perform similar experiments on the homeworlds of alien races like the Kree and the Skrulls. Interestingly, these were both featured as warring factions caught in an Earth-threatening intergalactic conflict in the 1995-set Captain Marvel.
Who Else Can We Expect To See In The Eternals?
Marvel Studios’ master planner and producer Kevin Feige opened up about The Eternals during his Captain Marvel press tour. In an interaction with a leading entertainment magazine, Feige revealed that The Eternals will have an ensemble cast from the beginning unlike movies like The Avengers where they built the cast as they went.
He said, “Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people.
You were asking about the 60s and 70s before. Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with “Eternals “that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s also something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame, we find appealing”.
Potential cast and character line up
While Reeves is yet to sign on the dotted line, The Eternals could have an ensemble that includes Angelina Jolie as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, as well as Kumail Nanjiani and Ma Dong-Seok in mysterious roles. Marvel is said to be still looking for an Asian actor for a lead role, with the casting of, at least, two more lead female roles with Piper and Karen to be done. The Eternals might also see Eros-slash-Starfox, who in the comics frequently opposes brother Thanos to be played by Josh Brolin.
Chloe Zhao, director of The Rider, will be helming The Eternals from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo of Ruin’s fame.
When Can We Expect The Eternals To Premiere?
The Eternals makes for probably the most mysterious project of Marvel Studios. It has been in the pipeline for some time, and with it being a potential Keanu Reeves starrer, fans can’t contain their excitement anymore.
However, Marvel Studios has yet to announce a release date for The Eternals. Reportedly, Marvel Studio has about nine release dates up till July 2022, which includes reserved spots for Black Widow, Black Panther 2, and Doctor Strange 2.
So, what do you think of Keanu Reeves starring opposite Angelina Jolie in The Eternals? What role do you think he will play? Who else do you think will make up the cast of The Eternals? Tell us in the comment box below!