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Everybody's favorite actor, Keanu Reeves, recently took part in an interview with Sirius XM, accompanied by his buddy and Bill & Ted Face the Music co-star Alex Winter. Asked if there were any characters he wished he could travel back in time to play, Reeves didn't hesitate to name-drop a certain grizzled, Canadian, adamantium-infused mutant.
Reeves likely knew that what he was saying was going to send X-Men fans into a tizzy. The X-Fandom has long linked the actor with that particular role, and when it came time for Hugh Jackman to step down from the part, speculation ignited anew that Marvel might take a look at Reeves to play the next iteration of Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, there's probably no way that will happen.
Following Disney's acquisition of Fox, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is taking over the X-Men movie franchise, and is reportedly looking to recast Wolverine with a younger actor. With the potential exception of Deadpool, the entire X-Men line-up will likely be recast with younger stars. Reeves is almost a whole four years older than Jackman - who’s in his early 50s, making his chances of playing a Wolverine slim to none... unless Marvel wanted to employ him for flash-forward sequences at some point.
Just to be clear, though, Reeves didn't bring up W-olverine just to toy with fans' hearts. When asked to confirm that he was serious about his pining for the role, the actor said, quote, "Oh, yeah. Frank Miller's Wolverine? For sure."
There are about a million reasons why Frank Miller is a comics legend, and for Marvel, the writer and artist did some of his most tremendous work. In the early '80s, Miller successfully rebooted Daredevil. Many of the traits we now take for granted about Matt Murdock his strong moral code, his Catholicism, his tortured inner battle over his crime-fighting career were Miller's doing.
In 1982, Miller and the equally legendary comics writer Chris Claremont were sharing a cab on the way back from San Diego Comic-Con, when they conceived the idea for a four-part miniseries centered on Wolverine, the X-Man who had swiftly risen to become one of Marvel's most popular characters since his 1974 introduction. Keep watching the video to see that Keanu Reeves finally admits what we suspected all along.
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