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Top 10 MCU Characters Which Keanu Reeves Can Play

A man of few words, Keanu Reeves is the heartthrob of Hollywood. His calm demeanour, humility, and a golden heart has made him massively popular in recent years. The Matrix star once again became widely popular for his role of John Wick in the titular film series.

Keanu Reeves was also roped in for the widely popular video-game Cyberpunk 2077 for a major role. His surge in popularity paired with his immensely likeable persona makes him ripe for casting in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In an interview, Kevin Feige has mentioned his interest to cast Keanu Reeves in the MCU. Now in its fourth phase, the MCU is ready to explore more stories and introduce new characters.

For the upcoming movie Eternals (2021), it was rumoured that Keanu Reeves was cast as one of the Eternals. Later, the story was found to be fake. But, that does not dampen the chances of casting Keanu in future movies.

If cast, it would not be the first time for Keanu to star in a comic book movie. He has previously starred in Constantine which got mixed reviews but later achieved a cult following. With Kevin Feige on board, here are the top 10 characters Keanu Reeves can play if cast in the future.

10. Adam Warlock

After being teased in Thor: The Dark World and both the instalments of Guardians of the Galaxy, Adam Warlock will soon be making his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Created by the golden-skinned Sovereign race in the movies, it has been long rumoured that Nathan Fillion might play the role of Adam Warlock in the movies.

An incredibly complex character, Adam Warlock is exceptionally powerful too. With Keanu Reeves on board, a complex and reserved character like Adam Warlock can be a fan favourite. Also, it would be surely fun to see a calm Keanu alongside the boisterous group of Chris Pratt, Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Zoe Saldana in their space adventures.

9. Silver Surfer

Norrin Radd aka Silver Surfer is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe. Born on the planet Zenn-La, Norrin Radd sacrificed his freedom to save his planet from being devoured by Galactus. In return, he became Galactus’s herald and received a fraction of the power cosmic.

Silver Surfer is a tormented soul with a noble heart. The death of his parents and his desire to seek his planet’s history made him restless before he became Galactus’ herald. After becoming Silver Surfer, finding planets which Galactus can devour kept tearing his soul till he found Earth.

A hero with a tragic past and a stoic demeanour, isn’t that role tailor-made for Keanu Reeves?

8. Namor

Teased in Avengers: Endgame, Namor is the ruler of Atlantis. A half mutant/half Atlantean, Namor’s allegiance keeps changing over the years. Usually an anti-hero, Namor has found himself on both sides of the battle.

A well-natured but short-tempered character, Namor has been a part of the Avengers, the X-Men, and Illuminati, as well as fought against them on several occasions. A complex character, Keanu Reeves would be a wonderful choice to portray Namor the Sub-mariner.

7. Vulcan

Vulcan is the third Summers brother. Having portrayed both as a superhero and a supervillain, Vulcan is not an easy character to understand.

An omega-level mutant, Vulcan is the brother of Scott Summers (Cyclops). His powers of force field projection, energy manipulation, and psionic protection makes him one of the strongest mutants on Earth. Relatively unknown to most movie-goers, Keanu Reeves can give Vulcan the popularity he deserves.

6. Sebastian Shaw

Though Sebastian Shaw was portrayed by Kevin Bacon in X-Men: First Class, his portrayal was fairly average.

As a supervillain and a mutant, he possesses the ability to absorb energy and transform it into raw strength. His plans of world domination make him a formidable villain. It will be interesting to see Keanu playing the role of a villain for a change.

5. Beta Ray Bill

A Korbinite, Beta Ray Bill is the champion of his race. A result of experimentation, Beta Ray Bill was turned into one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe.

His monstrous face hides his true facet of a noble warrior. As one of the few characters who have lifted the Mjolnir, Beta Ray Bill has battled with Thor and survived. After being gifted a weapon named Stormbreaker made of Uru metal, he became a staunch ally of Thor and fought many battles together.

Beta Ray Bill might soon appear in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

4. Black Bolt

The Inhumans TV Show might have been a colossal failure but it does not rule out its possibility of returning to the silver screen.

The leader of the Inhumans is Black Bolt who has the power of destroying a ship with a whisper. His ability to deploy planetary levels of destruction with his vocal cords makes him a force of nature. As a result, he has to be careful never to utter a word, lest destroy his surroundings.

A stoic and reserved character, Keanu Reeves can do justice to Black Bolt and make him an instant fan favourite.

3. Dracula

Dracula is the most powerful vampire in the Marvel Universe. In the past, he has been able to defeat characters like Doctor Strange.

With the new Blade movie in production, it would be interesting to cast Keanu Reeves as Dracula against Mahershala Ali’s Blade. Two actors of great calibre, what else can go wrong?

2. Doctor Doom

Two unsuccessful attempts at portraying one of the most complex and dangerous villains on the silver screen still haven’t been able to faze the faith of his fans.

The primary antagonist of the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom is considered to be the greatest villain of Marvel Universe. Possessing genius intellect, Doctor Doom uses futuristic technology and has shown abilities which have surprised Reed Richards, the smartest person in the Marvel Universe.

His suit grants him super-strength and durability which has enabled him to fight characters like the Hulk and the Thing. He also uses sorcery, to such an extent that he can be the next Sorcerer Supreme.

Despite being a villain, Doctor Doom is a man of his words and follows a strict moral code. This makes his character an extremely intriguing one which definitely deserves a proper adaptation for the silver screen.

1. Moon Knight

A former-CIA agent, Marc Spector aka Moon Knight is technically Batman with multiple personality disorder. Left to die in the desert during an archaeological survey, the Egyptian god Khonsu let him live under the condition that he becomes the avatar of Khonsu himself.

As Moon Knight, his powers are granted by the Moon God Khonsu. His powers change according to the phases of the moon. His powers reach its zenith on full moon days. Apart from super-strength, endurance, and reflexes, Moon Knight is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant who has mastered several forms of martial arts and weapons.

Suffering from multiple personality disorder, Moon Knight is an absolutely wild and unpredictable character with deeper motives than meets the eye. A series based on Moon Knight will soon be released on Disney+ platform.

Which character do you want Keanu Reeves to play in the MCU? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Akash Senapati

Akash is an India-based writer who has previously worked with Quirkybyte and Xtrascoop. He loves DC Comics, Anime, Pink Floyd, and sleeping in no particular order. His favourite graphic-medium writers are Grant Morrison, Chris Claremont, Christopher Priest, Garth Ennis, and Eiichiro Oda. Prep time > Aliens.

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