Keanu Reeves has plans to play the role of Wolverine movie after the Disney-Fox merger. The rights to X-men and Fantastic Four are now under Marvel Cinematic Universe and they have big plans for the character of Wolverine. Reeves is already under discussion with Marvel Studios for a potential role as the John Wick star makes a perfect action hero.
There are various rumors claiming that Keanu Reeves will play Ghost Rider, Namor, Dr. Doom, Moon Knight, and Wolverine is also one of the options. But what makes Wolverine special is that Keanu himself is interested in the role and even Hugh Jackman has confirmed of stepping down and not returning to play Logan anymore.
Keanu Reeves wants to play The Wolverine in MCU
Keanu Reeves as The Wolverine rumors started to come out after the actor talked about it in a radio interview. Reeves on speaking at Andy Cohen’s radio show said that he always wanted to play Wolverine.
Keanu Reeves has always wanted to play Wolverine however, he says that it’s “too late — it was filled really well. I’m all good with it now.”
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) August 26, 2020
Alex Winter, his Bill & Ted Face the Music co-star replied that it is not too late as Marvel is rebooting the character and he could easily play Logan. Although, Keanu Reeves feels that he is too late now as they must have cast someone else to play Wolverine in the MCU reboot.
Hugh Jackman might not return as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman has made it clear that he has no plans to return as Wolverine as he is done with the character. The 2017 Logan movie was a perfect send-off to the character and he doesn’t want to destroy the legacy. Jackman has played the character for 17 years and says it was the perfect right time to say goodbye.
Keanu Reeves was also considered to play the role of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, but the actor was busy working in “The Matrix” trilogy at that time. Fans would love if Disney brings Keanu Reeves on board to play the MCU Wolverine as he could take the character to another level.