Keanu Reeves has proved himself as an actor in Hollywood and his character, Matrix’s Neo, is the cherry on the top of all portrayals. And now, he might soon be making his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ever since Kevin Feige showed an interest in casting Keanu Reeves in Marvel movies, every fan has had his/her opinion about what role would Reeves fit in the best. Currently, Keanu Reeves is shooting for Matrix 4 and very soon, he might be cast in Marvel’s version of Gambit.
- Keanu Reeves is currently shooting for Matrix 4
- Is Keanu Reeves finally coming to MCU?
- Keanu Reeves and Marvel’s Gambit
Back to the Matrix
Keanu Reeves is currently shooting for Matrix 4 and the cast and crew haven’t been very secretive about it. In fact, we got to see Keanu Reeves in a lot of fans’ selfies! Neo’s role is probably the epitome of Keanu Reeves career. 2019 was the year of Keanu Reeves with the release of John Wick 3 and signing of Matrix 4 and most importantly, the revelation of his girlfriend, Alexandra Grant.
It seems 2020, too, is going to treat Keanu Reeves well. Keanu Reeves is engaged to his girlfriend and soon he will be transitioning into the Marvel Universe with (most probably) Gambit.
Keanu Reeves and Marvel’s Gambit
The movie Gambit has had its fair share of trouble. It is based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. When the X-Men were under 20th Century Fox’s banner, there were various attempts to introduce the character but they were not received well. Later, a stand-alone film for the character kicked off production in 2014. After multiple cast changes and other issues, the film was finally completed to be screened o 13 March 2020.
When Disney acquired Fox, the movie was cancelled. If we trace back the cinematic history of Gambit, we will find that the first time a director thought of casting the X-Man, he thought Keanu Reeves would be fit for the role. And rightly so. This dates back to the 2003 movie X2 which was directed by Bryan Singer.
Last year, Kevin Feige had showed interest in casting Keanu Reeves to Marvel. Now that Disney has cancelled the movie Gambit, it is possible that they re-make the whole thing with Keanu Reeves in the lead role.
Just like the other X-Men, Gambit is a mutant born with superhuman abilities. In the case of Gambit, these abilities include mentally creating, controlling and manipulating kinetic energy of his own accord.
Do you see Keanu Reeves in Gambit’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Or will Keanu Reeves fit in a different superhero suit? Share your views with us in the comments section below.