Keanu Reeves was one of the most popular actors of the nineties, rising to fame in films such as Speed and The Matrix series. In the early 2000s, Reeves backed away from the Hollywood scene, becoming very selective about the roles that he appeared in.
Still, in 2019, Keanu Reeves burst back into the spotlight in a big way, appearing in some of the biggest films of his career and becoming wildly popular with a whole new generation of fans.
Now, fans are wondering what his next move will be — and if he decides to sign on with one of the most popular film franchises in the world.
Why did Keanu Reeves become popular all over again?
Keanu Reeves began his film career in the eighties, with roles in films like Dangerous Liaisons. However, he would experience the first big successes of his career in the nineties, becoming the leading man in a multitude of Hollywood heavy-hitters.
He would continue to remain popular throughout the next several decades, appearing in everything from romantic comedies to thrillers. Reeves would ultimately become one of the few actors to maintain a strong, viable career well into his fifties.
While the famously chill actor has managed to work consistently for the past two decades, 2019 was definitely the year of Keanu Reeves. With major roles in Toy Story 4, Always be my Maybe, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Reeves seemed to be everywhere during the course of this past year.
Keanu Reeves has become known for his kindness
There’s no doubt that some of Reeves’ uptick in popularity is due to his status as a pop-culture hero. Reeves has become notorious for his kindness, and stories of his good deeds have become legendary.
In spite of the tragic circumstances of his life, Reeves seems genuinely committed to doing good in the world and of leaving people with good impressions and great stories. Even celebrities have stories to tell about how kind Reeves is, including Octavia Spencer.
The actress revealed that her car had broken down on the side of the road and that none of the passing travelers would stop to help her — until Keanu Reeves pulled over on his motorcycle to see how he could help.
Spencer even said that she didn’t even recognize Reeves until he took his sunglasses off.
Could Keanu Reeves appear in the ‘Fast & Furious’ series?
As Reeves rides high on his impressive career resurgence, fans are wondering what major role he will choose next. While reports claim that both Marvel and D.C. studios are pursuing Reeves for a role in one of their films, there is another franchise that could manage to scoop the red-hot actor up before either one of them.
According to a recent report, a writer for the Fast & Furious franchise named Chris Morgan has met with Keanu Reeves over a possible role in an upcoming film in the series.
Reeves isn’t exactly new to the franchise — supposedly, he was to join on as part of the cast in the spinoff movie Hobbs & Shaw. However, Reeves wasn’t able to sign on, much to the dismay of the cast and crew.
Morgan claims that he is currently in talks with Reeves, trying to find the right way to coordinate schedules so that Reeves can be brought on board, and that Morgan’s “fervent desire” is to make Reeves a part of the Fast & Furious universe.
Only time will tell which franchise manages to sign Reeves first – and fans will eagerly be waiting for the big reveal. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for all the latest Keanu Reeves news!