The X-Men have a problem. If they ever want to put Wolverine in a movie again, they are going to need to find someone brave enough to step into a role wholly defined by Hugh Jackman. Luckily, one such man exists. And his name is
John Wick Keanu Reeves.
In a new interview with ScreenGeek, the action star remembered wanting to play either Wolverine or Batman, but missing his opportunity. Now that both of those roles seem to be open, Reeves said he's still interested in taking on Weapon X.
A few years ago you were asked you if you’d do a comic book film. You said you wanted to do Wolverine but you couldn’t take it. You wanted to do Batman, but you couldn’t take it.
Keanu Reeves: No it wasn’t that I couldn’t take it, it was cast.
Yeah, they had everyone they needed for those roles. Now those positions are opening up –
Alice Eve: We have John Wick though! What can he do; he can’t be a cheater! You can’t cheat on John!
Keanu Reeves: Of the two, I’d love to play Wolverine.
When I pressed further on any other comic book role he would like to take on, he said:
Keanu Reeves: I don’t have one, to be candid.
Because nerds gonna nerd, there's already concept art of the man behind Neo and John Wick taking on Logan.
Honestly, we can see it. There's no point in trying to outdo Jackman's take on the character so why not take it in an entirely different direction?