Keanu Reeves seems to be headed for the MCU and Marvel artist Alexander Lozano shared some sketches of how he will look as Namor and Wolverine.
We heard this year from the horse’s mouth, Kevin Feige, who said they are talking to Keanu Reeves before each Marvel movie goes on the floor to ask whether he is interested in playing a character in the MCU. Fans are clamoring for the John Wick star to done any sort of role in the MCU and the cry to get him to play a super-powered being reached a fever pitch in 2019 when John Wick: Chapter 3 came out and set many milestones for the series.
Keanu is a nerd god right now and the internet’s boyfriend so at this point, it is not about if the actor will join the MCU family it feels more like when The Matrix star is gracing us with his presence in a Marvel movie. Now the Marvel artist Alexander Lozano created a sketch of Keanu in two Marvel characters, and we love both of them.
Alexander is no stranger to Marvel comics being a writer of Tony Stark books, so he took to his Instagram page to share the photos of his sketch. The characters he did are more than likely to appear in the MCU, and the first sketch he shared was of Wolverine. The black and white picture showed the superstar wearing an X-Men uniform which looks like the one they used in 'Days of Future Past'.
Keanu is sporting his trademark long hair and grizzled beard and making the sketch even more menacing. He is seen sporting the Wolverine Claws coming out of his left hand. He may not look muscular as the later version of Wolverine, and he may be a little lankier to play the role of the short Wolverine, but the look in the sketch is more than convincing.
To be honest, we love Keanu as Namor more than Wolverine, the rugged look, and the floating hair with the trident is more than overpowering. The writer definitely prefers this look also because he made a suggestion relating to how Keanu should dress if the casting comes to pass. He captioned the photo, “As much as i like the 'arrogance' of the submariner running around in green speedos i certainly would love to see Keanu in the badass black costume.”
Since Namor is a unique character to the MCU, but he does share a similar origin to the DC hero Aquaman, hiring Keanu to play the King of Atlantis separates the movie from the obvious comparisons of Aquaman. Wolverine, on the other hand, is a whole different beast, as much as people love Keanu, the same goes for Hugh Jackman who portrayed the clawed superhero for 17 years.
Wolverine and Iron Man are synonymous with the actors who portrayed them so it can be a tough sell for most. MCU will recast the role when the mutants arrive on the scene in the next decade, and Keanu also expressed his desire to play the character, but he is already 54 years old, and Wolverine won’t arrive on the big screen again for at least the next 3-5 years. So, by the time Marvel decide to cast the role, Keanu will be knocking on the 60 years old door.
Marvel actors need to sign a six-movie standard deal, and we do not see Keanu signing a six-movie contract when he is 60. As much as we would love to see him done the claw and smoke the cigar as Wolverine, Namor seems more likely.
We just want to see Keanu is a Marvel movie, whether it is a superhero or a villain doesn’t matter as long as he brings his steely charm and trademark scowl to the MCU we will be fine.