Recently, Netflix decided to take a hit game series and turn it into a TV Series. Subsequently, they released a trailer which seems highly inspired by (and is being compared to) Game of Thrones. But Keanu Reeves turned down the role. Was the script a recipe for failure?
While ‘The Witcher’ is the talk of the town, Keanu Reeves was not so convinced with the script, it seems. Now, we will see Henry Cavill in the shoes of the lead character— The Witcher himself. But what made Keanu Reeves turn down the Netflix series?
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- When will The Witcher be released
- Why did Keanu Reeves turn down ‘The Witcher’
- Keanu Reeves future projects
- ‘The Witcher’ vs GOT
‘The Witcher’ is being compared to ‘Game of Thrones’. So much so that the author of the book series that it is based on, claimed that it might be bigger than GOT. The author’s overconfidence might backfire as ‘The Witcher’ seems like just another 20th Century fantasy movie.
Why did Keanu Reeves turn down ‘The Witcher’
Keanu Reeves is, hands down, the most eligible Hollywood actor. And also the most sought after. (Even Kevin Feige is eager to feature him in a Marvel movie!) Yet his upcoming movies are limited to sequels. This makes one understand that the actor chooses his scripts with a lot of thought.
Undoubtedly, ‘The Witcher’s game series was a huge hit. But the same was not the case with its book series.
As the face of The Witcher’s contemporary game, Cyberpunk, Keanu Reeves would have been the perfect choice for the Netflix TV Series.
But Keanu Reeves turned ‘The Witcher’ down. The handsome actor — who is now publically dating after almost two decades — has his hands full with sequels of his own movies.
‘The Witcher’ will release on Netflix this Friday, 20 December, 2019.
What is in Keanu Reeves’ plate?
Two of the big names that he is associated with have all his attention. While 2019 was the year of ‘John Wick: Chapter 3— Parabellum’, the coming years have even more in store for the handsome actor. He has Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 lined up as his future projects. In fact, he recently started stunt training for the two action movies that have the same release date. Interestingly, both Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 will release on the same date, which is, 21 May 2021.
With such big names lined up for him, Keanu Reeves probably had no time to be the face of ‘The Witcher’. Especially when the TV series did not have anything unique to make it a big hit.
Apart from the work front, Keanu Reeves’ love life just saw a new phase. Even though he is a Hollywood actor with a busy life, he too deserves the much-needed time for his relationship with Alexandra Grant.