The Keanussance is here and what a time it is to be alive! How crazy is this: Keanu Reeves has left his mark on just about every corner of entertainment in a matter of a month. Between the continued success of the John Wick franchise, his scene-stealing cameo in Ali Wong’s Netflix rom-com, joining the Pixar family, and being the highlight of this year’s E3, the actor has reestablished himself as an icon.
And of course to top it all off, Keanu Reeves recently shared a sweet and humble response to his success with these words during the Toy Story 4 premiere in Hollywood:
It's been really nice and special for me. Just how well the John Wick film was received, and then also recently with Always Be My Maybe, and then being connected with CD Projekt Red. I've just had the chance to be working with really cool people and be a part of really cool projects. And so to be here with Toy Story 4 is a lot of fun. It's nice when it's nice.
Could we love him any more? The 54-year-old actor previously famous for his ‘90s roles in The Matrix, Point Break, and Speed has managed to rise up in the ranks once again, with even more prominence than before.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum was the first release to knock Endgame off its No. 1 spot after its three weekend reign, and the franchise was quickly granted a fourth film coming in 2021.
Then, Keanu Reeves dazzled in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe as a hilariously heightened version of himself, next to comedian Ali Wong, Randall Park, and Daniel Dae Kim. The scene where he makes a grand entrance to AWOLNATION’s “Sail” inspired fans to memeify it with tons of other songs. A Twitter account aptly called “keanu walking to music” has gained over 47,000 followers since May. An example:
Additionally, a recent behind-the-scenes look at Keanu's recording sessions on Toy Story 4 as new character Duke Caboom caught the attention of Chris Evans himself, who said this on Twitter:
And we mustn't forget that time when it was announced at Los Angeles gaming convention E3 that he’d be a central mo-cap character named Johnny Silverhand in CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. Keanu Reeves came out during the surprising announcement like an excited puppy before calling them all breathtaking. Check out the viral crowd exchange:
Keanu Reeves has garnered tons of buzz on the internet in a matter of weeks, in addition to attaching himself to projects that people are excited about and enjoy. While we're sure he’s noticed that he’s been busier than usual promoting his various buzzworthy projects, he apparently he had no idea the internet had embraced him as the "internet’s newest boyfriend." Check out his response to the People title:
I’ve been what? That’s, uh, that’s wacky. Well, the positivity’s great.
That’s not all! He’ll soon start shooting the long-awaited sequel to his early hit Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The movie titled Bill & Ted Face The Music comes out August 20, 2020, following Keanu Reeves’ Ted and Alex Winter’s Bill as middle-aged dads trying to crack a hit song.
Rumors have also recently swirled about Reeves being in talks to join Marvel’s The Eternals alongside Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani. Whether or not those rumors are true, we certainly will have no shortage of Keanu Reeves to look forward to.
Check out his Duke Caboom first in Toy Story 4, out on June 21.