The Battle For Keanu Reeves Between Marvel and DC Just Got More Interesting With Talk Of A ‘Constantine’ Sequel
Marvel has not been shy about its attempts to snag Keanu Reeves for a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Reeves has enjoyed an amazing year with titles like Toy Story 4 and John Wick: Chapter 3, and Marvel would love a chance to cast him for a part. While the studio has not had any luck so far, things just got more interesting with talk of a potential Constantine sequel.
Did DC just win the battle for Keanu Reeves?
Reeves has a number of projects lined up for the next two years, most of which are already established franchises. The actor is working on Bill & Ted Face the Music and has already agreed to another John Wick film.
He is also reportedly interested in reprising his role as Neo in Matrix 4, though details of that project have not been confirmed.
With Keanu Reeves clearly interested in previous franchises, there has been a lot of talk about him doing a Constantine sequel. According to We Got This Covered, Warner Bros. and DC are very interested in bringing Reeves back for Constantine 2.
If that happened, it would make it very difficult for Marvel to bring Reeves into the MCU. There is nothing prohibiting the actor from working with both studios, but the chances of that happening are slim.
That said, Reeves is probably the only one who could pull it off.
Will Reeves agree to a ‘Constantine’ sequel?
Reeves appeared in Constantine way back in 2005. The movie did not break any records at the box office but it also was not a flop, making a little over $230 million.
The film has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years, so it makes sense that Warner Bros. wants a sequel. With Reeves enjoying a bit of a resurgence in the past few years, they probably will not move forward with the project unless Reeves is on board.
Inside sources claim that the studio is confident Keanu Reeves will return to play the eponymous hero. The actor has also expressed an interesting in re-visiting the part, which does not bode well for Marvel.
A Constantine sequel also makes sense for DC. The studio is looking to build on its more successful franchises and adding Reeves to the lineup would be a major boost to the DC Extended Universe.
This would be similar to what Ryan Reynolds did for Deadpool, which could be interesting for DC.
Marvel admits they want Keanu Reeves
Marvel president Kevin Feige recently opened up about the studio’s attempts to lure Reeves. Feige, who is involved with all of Marvel’s projects, revealed that he talks to Reeves just about every time they make a movie.
The only reason they have not cast Reeves for a part is because they have yet to find one that fits him perfectly.
“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige shared. “We talk to Keanu Reeves…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 went on to compare Keanu Reeves with Jake Gyllenhaal, who also proved to be an elusive catch. Feige explained how they offered several parts to Gyllenhaal before convincing him that Mysterio was the right role.
One of the parts they wanted Gyllenhaal to have was Spider-Man in the early 2000s. They ended up going with Tobey Maguire, though it is interesting that Gyllenhaal ended up playing a character in the Spider-Man franchise anyway.
What role might Reeves land in the MCU?
Prior to Feige’s most recent interview, there was a lot of talk about Keanu Reeves joining The Eternals. The movie will be Marvel’s second film in Phase 4 of the MCU and is being directed by Chloe Zhao.
Unfortunately, Reeves did not land a part in the movie, which ended up having a pretty stellar cast. The film stars the likes of Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani.
Luckily, Marvel has a bunch of movies that have not even started the production process, so there is still plenty of time for Keanu Reeves to get in on the action – unless, of course, DC beats them to the punch.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is set to open in theaters on August 21, 2020.