Keanu Reeves as the Silver Surfer: MCU Fans Could See It

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown so huge that it really does feel like an entire separate universe on its own. What started off a series of successful comic books has now grown to countless blockbuster movies that bring everybody’s favorite superheroes to life.

True fans of the MCU want the movies to be perfect, and that includes fantasizing about which actors would be perfect in each role. There are rumors that Marvel might create a movie featuring the Silver Surfer, a silver-plated superhero who flies around the world on a skateboard-like contraption, and fans know just the guy to play the role.

Why people love Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves on the red carpet
Keanu Reeves | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Keanu Reeves isn’t one of the richest actors in Hollywood for nothing. He’s steadily built an incredible successful career, with almost 100 credits to his name. Most people probably remember him as Neo in The Matrix trilogy, but Reeves had been acting for over a decade before The Matrix came out in 1999. His first film credit was in 1986’s Youngblood, but his breakthrough role was as the titular Ted in 1989’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Since then Reeves has been unstoppable, racking up hit movie after hit movie in his long-running career.

Reeves has also gained some attention lately for being one of the nicest people in Hollywood. Although he’s had quite a tragic life (or perhaps because of it), he is down-to-earth and seems to be a genuinely caring guy. For example, despite being worth $100 million, he still takes the NYC subway and has even been filmed giving up his seat to a stranger.

He also famously doesn’t seem to care much about money, even while producers are dying to throw it at him, and has taken huge pay cuts so that other actors have a chance at being in films. Reeves is a hugely successful actor and notoriously great to work with, so it’s no wonder the MCU and the DC have been fighting over him lately.

Fans want to see Reeves as the Silver Surfer

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Although there are plenty of fans who want DC to win the battle and see Reeves return in a Constantine sequel, there are many others who want him to join the MCU instead – specifically as the Silver Surfer. 

In a recent Reddit thread discussing what character Reeves should play in the MCU, most fans voted for seeing him as the Silver Surfer. “As a silver surfer maybe – seems like that’s a role that fits his range,” somebody wrote. Many others enthusiastically replied with their agreement.

“Yeah him voicing Silver Surfer would be spot on I think,” another said, addressing the unfortunate fact that since the Silver Surfer would likely be mostly created by CGI, only Reeves’ voice, and not his face, would be seen on-screen. “If only there was a way to get his luscious locks on screen it would be perfect,” one fan lamented.

Other MCU characters fit for Reeves

The Silver Surfer wasn’t the only MCU character that fans want to see Reeves play, however. “My first choice would be the Silver Surfer, but I could also see him as Cyclops if the X-Men are older,” one fan suggested. Adam Warlock and the Living Tribunal were other ideas thrown out.

However, other MCU fans weren’t so kind. “Sick of seeing people requesting Keanu all the time. I’ll tolerate him as a one-off villain, but that’s it,” someone declared. Others agreed that Reeves would be better suited for a one-off role.

Someone really ripped into his acting skills: “No thanks. Besides John Wick which required no real acting, Reeves is a cardboard cutout like Nick Cage. He has zero range of emotion and simply doesn’t do it for me,” they wrote.

It seems to us that this person isn’t giving Reeves enough credit for his success.