Keanu Reeves has had a monumental career revival recently, and his stock looks set to rise even further with reports that he’s in talks with Marvel for a role in the MCU. He’d be a massively popular casting choice, and there are a lot of roles he could play.
There are a few new heroes who are rumoured to be arriving soon, along with a new overarching villain to replace Thanos. Whoever Reeves plays, he’ll be a big feather in Marvel’s cap to still be pulling in huge stars post Endgame when the franchise has a lot of rebuilding to do.
Likely in an attempt to fix what was seen as a villain problem for the MCU, lots of big Hollywood A-listers have been big bads recently, with Kurt Russell, Michael Keaton and Cate Blanchett all pitting their wits against the heroes recently.
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Regardless, Keanu’s dry delivery and action heavy skill-set makes him equally adept as a hero or a villain. If the MCU casting comes off, their track record suggests it’ll be brilliant selection.