Keanu Reeves is known for being The One. He marveled as Neo in the Wachowski duo’s The Matrix trilogy. He then proceeded to become infamous for his subversive lifestyle, sharing a smoke with a homeless man, riding the subway, and being forthcoming and amiable as a person previously unheard of among the Hollywood glitterati.
His actions take the forefront of internet-splayed news articles and media coverage because of his inherent generosity and simplicity. Yet he manages to remain relevant without being too extravagant and grounded without being incentivized.
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Keanu Reeves’ Introduction to DC as Batman
Who would not want the tall and intense action star to play the oldest, most celebrated comic superhero of all time? Although Keanu Reeves shook open the cemented grounds of the “action-movie” trope and redefined grit and personal vendetta as anti-hero John Wick; one can only go so far when it comes to recognizing talent worthy of walking a mile in the shoes of DC’s caped crusader.
Fans have long awaited Reeves’ introduction to the comic universe and it has finally arrived in the form of the upcoming 2022 animated action-adventure film, DC League of Super-Pets. The tall, dark, and sufficiently broody actor stars as Bruce Wayne aka Batman in the film which centers around Krypto, the super-dog banding together with a ragtag team of animals to save the Justice League when the latter gets kidnapped.
While talking during the L.A. premiere of the film, Reeves enunciated that starring in the role of Batman has been a dream come true and that doing a live-action film in the future is something that he would always be open to.
“I love Batman as a character and I love him in the comic books, the films, so to get the opportunity to voice — to play — Batman was awesome. But there’s … Pattinson’s got Batman right now and he’s doing awesome, so maybe down the road. Maybe when they need an older Batman.”
Fans Respond To Keanu Reeves Being the Voice of Batman
Imprimis, it’s noteworthy that Keanu Reeves could pull off any role, however far-fetched or unconventional. It then becomes not too surprising that the Hollywood star would bag the role of Batman in one of DC’s star-studded casts. And even as fans rejoice in the reality of soon witnessing the hero in action again, the anticipation is equally allocated towards hearing Keanu Reeves on film.
However, now that Reeves as Batman is confirmed, Marvel fans are stirring with the announcement of who could play Ghost Rider in Marvel’s much-awaited upcoming planned reboots.
Keanu Reeves as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider pic.twitter.com/5z5fGlpEHa
— Jay (@PhenomenalRKO93) July 13, 2022
Keanu Reeves as Ghost rider, your thoughts?? pic.twitter.com/hBRQjRJYxz
— OMO NAIJA 🇨🇦 👑 (@Cele__Audu) July 13, 2022
No more Nicolas Cage for Ghost Rider, hello Keanu Reeves!
Cage is still the man. 😜 pic.twitter.com/Cfbm0VfXbh
— Judy (@jdynnmy) July 14, 2022
So when will Marvel cast Keanu Reeves as Ghost Rider? pic.twitter.com/mUpXysDD6d
— Quantum (@QuantumIsLive) July 13, 2022
— Fahad Kahut (@fahad_kahut) July 14, 2022
And as is clear from the Twitter mob’s buzzing, Keanu Reeves takes the cake as one of the fan favorites for the role of Ghost Rider. Although the film has not been green-lighted yet, the Stranger Things director-creator duo, the Duffer Brothers are reportedly talking to the studio about the possibility of directing any Robbie Reyes/Johnny Blaze upcoming project.
Dc League of Super-Pets arrives at theatres on 27 July 2022.
Source: Extra TV