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“It’s too late”: Keanu Reeves Regrets Turning Down $100 Million Role in X-Men After His “Failed” DCU Movie Constantine

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Keanu Reeves, best renowned for his work in The Matrix and John Wick series, has talked openly about his acting career and the regrets he has regarding his decisions and missed opportunities. In a “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, Reeves was promoting his new movie John Wick: Chapter 4. When asked about regrets regarding any missed opportunity or a role that he wanted to play, Keanu Reeves disclosed his underlying desire to play the character of Wolverine.

Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves

Missed opportunity: Keanu Reeves’ wish to play Wolverine

Keanu Reeves recently opened up on his acting career during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, saying that he had always wanted to portray the role of Wolverine from the X-Men. When asked if he had ever regretted declining a part, Reeves first responded in the negative; nevertheless, he subsequently acknowledged that portraying Wolverine was a squandered chance.

“Has there ever been a role in your career that you regret turning down?”

asked one Redditor.

“No…but I did always want to play Wolverine,”

Reeves admitted.

Keanu Reeves in John Wick

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Reeves didn’t elaborate on the reason he wasn’t given the role, but it’s obvious that he still has a soft spot in his heart for the comic book hero.

One of the most well-known members of the X-Men cast, Wolverine, was notably portrayed by Hugh Jackman. He has appeared as the X-Men hero in nine films and will return to the role in the upcoming Deadpool 3.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

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Fans adored Hugh Jackman’s depiction of Wolverine, and it’s hard to picture anybody other in the position. Although it’s fun to speculate about what may have been, Reeves’ flexibility and charisma as an actor could have added a fresh depth to the role. It’s feasible that Reeves, who is renowned for his ability to give his parts complexity and subtlety, may have given the character a new point of view.

Keanu Reeves Returns as Constantine

Keanu Reeves is still a well-known name in the realm of comic book movies despite not getting the Wolverine part. He starred in the 2005 film Constantine, which was based on the same-named DC Comics character. While the movie didn’t do well at the box office, many fans appreciated Keanu Reeves for his portrayal of the supernatural investigator John Constantine.

Reeves just revealed that he will reprise his 2005 movie character John Constantine in the much-expected follow-up. Fans of Reeves and the role are eager to see him make a comeback on the big screen as the witty and melancholy detective, even if the film doesn’t yet have a release date.

Keanu Reeves in Constantine
Keanu Reeves in Constantine

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Keanu Reeves is renowned for his acting abilities and has had a diverse career. Reeves has often shown that he can take on any part with ease, from tragic performances in movies like The Devil’s Advocate to action-packed turns like John Wick.

Even though Keanu Reeves has had a long and prosperous career in Hollywood, he still laments certain wasted opportunities. Even though he might have been passed over for certain parts, his depiction of John Constantine has allowed him to leave his stamp on the world of comic book movies. And who knows, he could get another opportunity to portray a comic book character in the future.

Source: Reddit 

Written by Minhaz Ahamed

Minhaz is a writer who delves into the complexities of the human experience through his writings, with a focus on cinema, psychology, and philosophy. He finds solace in writing and uses it as a means of exploring and understanding the world.