Rumor: Marvel's The Eternals Is Trying To Cast Keanu Reeves

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I mean, if I ever make a movie I'm going to try to cast Keanu Reeves too. Doesn't mean it's going to happen, and it doesn't mean he'll be cast for the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie The Eternals. But there's a new rumor on the MCU street saying Keanu is being sought for a role in The Eternals, with negotiations said to already be under way.

If true -- and, personally, I hope it is -- "negotiations" can just mean someone called Keanu Reeves' rep and he's weighing it over. The scoop came from MCU Cosmic, with the site admitting it's all still early and there was no news on what part Keanu would even be considering. He has not signed anything at this point.

It's not out of the question to think Keanu Reeves would join a Marvel movie. We've been here before. Remember when he was almost in Captain Marvel? He reportedly missed that train because of a John Wick 3 conflict, not for lack of interest. Keanu even talked about having interest in the role of Wolverine, another Marvel character. So, on the face of it, I both like and can believe the idea of Keanu in the MCU. But let's see how this plays out.

Most of The Eternals casting intel we've seen so far has come from sites like The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap, which gave us the news on Angelina Jolie signing on (reportedly as Sersei) with Richard Madden in talks (possibly as Ikaris), and Kumail Nanjiani also said to be in the mix.

Chloe Zhao is directing The Eternals, which will reportedly begin production in Atlanta in August. That's per Production Weekly (via ComicBook) which also listed a general description for The Eternals:

The story of The Eternals is set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans, creating the super-powered individuals as well as more villainous off-shoots known as the Deviants. The two groups went on to battle each other throughout history to see which would eventually become the ultimate race. The story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes in moving amongst humans.

The MCU's Phase 4 is still pretty mysterious, but after Spider-Man: Far From Home, we know we have the Black Widow movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, Shang-Chi, and The Eternals. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will update us with more when he's good and ready. Keep up with all things MCU in our handy guide.

Keanu Reeves, though. Man, is he having a good season. John Wick 3 is the biggest hit of the franchise so far, and that franchise is still continuing from here. Reeves is also voicing a major new role in Toy Story 4, and he's currently rocking a fantastic cameo in the Netflix romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe. After this, he'll be seen in the new Bill & Ted movie. He can do anything, so it's very believable that he could also slay in a Marvel movie. What do you think of the idea?

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.