It’s pretty safe to say that Marvel couldn’t be doing better (we see you, Avengers: Endgame) but there remains one person who could take the studio to the next level—and that’s John Wick himself.
Like the rest of the world, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige also digs Keanu, so much so that when asked by Comicbook.com if he would ever consider casting the actor in the MCU, he revealed some mind-blowing news: that Marvel has tried to make something work with Reeves “for almost every film we make.” Um, what? Feige added that it will hopefully happen but it needs to be juuuust perfect because you don’t rush genius. “I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”
Feige then compared Reeves to Jake Gyllenhaal, who we’ll be seeing in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and how they were in talks “multiple times” until the role of Mysterio became an option. Feige, and the universe at large, is hoping for something similar to happen with Reeves.
This unexpected union makes perfect sense if you think about it. While the MCU is crushing it at the box office, Reeves is having quite the year himself and we’re not even halfway through it. There’s the third movie in the surprisingly successful John Wick series, where he shows off his fighting skills once again; his epic, buzzworthy cameo in Always Be My Maybe; his voicework as Canadian stuntman Duke Kaboom in Toy Story 4.
And let’s not forget how he’s been crowned the Internet’s newest BF, a fact about which he was clueless about until recently, that he’s as amazing as you’d expect the star of Speed to be in a crisis and the newest flex of his undeniable star power? There’s a Change.org petition to get TIME Magazine editors to choose Keanu as their 2019 Person of the Year. BRB, signing it right now.
While Marvel has kept the post-Endgame movie plan close to the vest, except of course for the news that there’s going to be a re-release with extra footage hitting theatres soon, we do know we’re getting sequels to Black Panther and Doctor Strange, a Black Widow standalone for Scarlett Johnasson, a movie about The Eternals, which Angelina Jolie is rumoured to be interested in, and with any luck, a Keanu Reeves vehicle that manages to do justice to his singular energy.