Keanu Reeves is allegedly in talks to join Angelina Jolie in ‘The Eternals’

Keanu Reeves Places His Hand Prints In Cement

While Keanu Reeves is known for several huge franchises (The Matrix, John Wick), he’s never done a superhero/comic-book movie for Marvel or DC Comics. It seems a strange omission to his resume, right? Especially considering that… Keanu would likely be a natural at those kinds of films. Not the kind which would require him to wear a cape, but I could have definitely seen him playing a villain or something. Anyway, he might get a chance to do something with Marvel! For a few months, we’ve been talking about the casting rumors around Marvel’s The Eternals. Angelina Jolie was the central casting choice, and it looks like Marvel is putting together the cast around Jolie. It was reported that Richard Madden might take a major role. Now there’s a rumor that Keanu could be in the running too.

Keanu Reeves might finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Marvel Studios is reportedly eyeing him for a role in The Eternals. Phase 4 of the famed superhero franchise is being kept tightly under wraps, with focus still on Spider-Man: Far From Home wrapping up Phase 3. But that doesn’t mean that work stops for Kevin Feige and his team as they continue to map out the next several years of the series, with a slew of films in active development.

With both The Eternals and Black Widow film (now officially in production) expected to hit theaters next year, the Chloe Zhao-directed movie is currently busy finalizing its cast of characters. Tackling the cosmically-powered ancient beings, a slew of actors have reportedly joined the project, including Angelina Jolie signing on for a lead role (rumored to be Sersi), and Kumail Nanjiani, South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok and Richard Madden (rumored for Ikaris) in yet-to-be-confirmed roles. Another actor who might also join is Reeves, as Marvel Studios is supposedly trying to nab him for an unknown role.

According to MCU Cosmic (via CBR), Reeves is currently in the early stages of talks with Marvel Studios for a part in The Eternals. Sadly, no other information was given with regard to who he might play in the film. The publication vouched for the credibility of their anonymous source on this potential casting news, but it’s important to note that they don’t have the greatest track record when it comes to accuracy of early scoops, so it’s best to wait for an official announcement before getting too attached to the idea of Reeves in the movie. Nonetheless, considering the actor’s ability and charisma, fans would be happy to have him onboard the MCU.

[From Screen Rant]

My guess is that if Keanu eventually signs on, it would only be for a one-off movie, you know? He won’t sign some nine-picture deal, which is what Marvel does with so many of their actors, and it’s often a dealbreaker if an actor won’t sign a multi-picture deal. So if it’s happening, it’s probably just for one movie. But then again, I truly have no idea.

What is exciting though is the idea of Keanu and Angelina doing a movie together. They would be so suited for each other on-and-off screen, right? On screen, they always have chemistry with their costars and they would just look RIGHT together. Off-screen… I feel like they would just “get” each other. Here’s hoping it happens!

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  1. Mia4s says:

    “he’s never done a superhero/comic-book movie for Marvel or DC Comics.“

    I’m going to out myself as a huge nerd 😉 and point out this isn’t technically true. He did Constantine before comic movies were “in”.

    I agree, if it happens I bet it’s one and done like Cate Blanchett.

    • Eve says:

      And his is my favourite Constantine.

      I’m going to disagree with the notion that this would be a one-off thing though.

      Keanu Reeves has three different franchises in his résumé so far: The Matrix; John Wick and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (each one of them with three movies). So it’s not like he’s opposed to a multi-picture deal.


      @Shippers downthread — be careful what you wish for. I always thought Johnny Depp would be the perfect match for her. Then The Tourist happened 😕.

      • dumbledork says:

        Oh that movie was some god awful shite.

      • Cheryl Krebbs says:

        EVE!!!! You’re back!!

      • Eve says:

        @Cheryl Krebbs:

        But I’ve never really left…

      • PurpleHoulihan says:

        @Eve Completely agree about Keanu and franchises. He carries them well, and he seems to really enjoy working with strong creative teams long-term. I do worry about the Marvel franchise execs micromanaging, though. He does his best work when he and a director have freedom to create and adapt together. That’s why I think him doing something extremely micromanaged — like a Star Wars film — would be a one-and-done. But Marvel’s execs have historically given directors more latitude and seem more comfortable with it (like with Thor: Ragnarok).

        Also, I never understood why people were so excited and sure about Angelina Jolie + Johnny Depp having chemistry. As an actor, his absolute best on-screen chemistry has been with other men in non-romantic parts – or with women in non-romantic, comedic parts. With a couple of exceptions, I never feel like he clicked on screen with his female co-stars as romantic interests.

    • DesertReal says:

      I came here to say just that.
      Constantine is a former ongoing comic book series, that’s now owned & published by DC Comics. Soo…

  2. Incognito says:

    Keanu was in a comic book movie before. He was Constantine in the 2005 movie of the same name. The character is part f the DC line up though I think at the time, it may have been Vertigo comics.

    If he signs up for this movie, I feel like the tabloids will have a field day with Keangelina rumors.

    • Sierra says:

      And just imagine if the rumours become true?

      The media interest will probably be bigger than Brangelina..

      • Rosalee says:

        No, no doubt are they are lovely people, but they are so different. I can’t understand why people think they should be together. Angelina needs some titled billionaire who shares her ideals and strong desire to tackle international issues and Keanu needs to meet my daughter. Sadly, she’s still married to a nice guy but as Keanu’s potential mother-in-law, I can dream…

  3. Des says:


    Also, somebody please hire David Tennant for something. He’s already been great in Jessica Jones and he’s such a Marvel fanboy, I bet he’d be fantastic.

    • Rianic says:

      Have you been watching Good Omens? I’m about to start it.

      • Turtledove says:

        I am only 2 episoes in…it is great so far. Gotta say, David Tennant is my *favorite* part of the show, and I have never seen Dr Who. Tennant is KILLING IT as Mr Crowley. His walk alone is magic.

      • Des says:

        I’m in the same boat as Turtledove. 2 eps in and Tennant is fire. Sheen isn’t too shabby either.

      • marina karina says:

        I love this series —- so witty!

    • Lightpurple says:

      He was brilliant in Jessica Jones

  4. Rianic says:

    Team Keangelina 100%%%%%%

  5. Sierra says:

    Keangelina I am so here for it 😍

  6. Coco says:

    This would be casting for my kind of comic book movie. Would love to see Jolie, Nanjaini, Reeves, and Madden on screen together.

  7. Jerusha says:

    On screen, maybe. Off screen, nope, not at all, don’t see it.

    • Kebbie says:

      I don’t see it either. I don’t really get everybody’s thing for Keanu either though. He’s hot, but I don’t get the Keanu worship.

      • Jag says:

        Watch his video promoting John Wick but he’s answering questions while playing with puppies. Perhaps you’ll change your mind. lol

        And he had said that if he were to do a superhero kind of movie, he would have wanted to be Wolverine. lol

      • anon says:

        He seems to be genuinely good person. That’s hot for me.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ Jerusha-true dat.

  8. Jerusha says:

    Has everyone seen Always Be My Maybe? Keanu’s cameo is one of the greatest cameos ever.

    • TQ says:


    • Fluffy Princess says:

      I am so watching that today! I love the cast! And Ali Wong deserves ALL the credit she is getting, because she’s brilliant and hilarious and fabulous.

    • Tiffany says:

      That was perfection.

    • Anne Call says:

      The scene in the pretentious restaurant where they are eating and reacting to each crazy course is to die for. So funny.

      • Jerusha says:

        And then in his hotel room where the “real Keanu” emerges. Still cackling over that.😂😂😂😂

    • whatWHAT? says:

      Did you see “Keanu”, the movie about the Keanu Kitten by Key and Peele?

      he’s got a pretty good “cameo” in that, too.

  9. Eve says:

    Absolutely LOVE that Jolie is the central casting choice!

    I get a kick out of every time I read this or that actor “is joining Angelina Jolie in The Eternals…”.

  10. Kim says:

    They both have a strange mysterious vibe to them. I could picture it working if they got together.
    He’s had a sad life, though I’m not sure becoming a stepfather to 6 kids would be the road to happiness!

  11. Debbydoo says:

    Can we have a Keanu article every day please? Thanking you kindly

  12. SuperStef says:

    I’d love to see these two together on and off screen. Somehow, I think they’d just work. I get the sense they are both lonely people who spend a lot of time on thier own, or in her case, just with the kids.

    Wouldn’t he be a cool stepdad?!?

  13. ANDREA1 says:

    Keanu is a very private person so getting together with Angie would cause a media frenzy he wouldn’t like. But asides that they’d be fu*king hot together.

    • Sierra says:

      From what I see, Angelina can be very private when she wanted to.

      Both Billy Bob & Brad liked the media attention so we got to know most stuff.

      If Angelina got together with Keanu, I can see her respect his wishes and not talk about their personal lives. I have seen Angelina compromise in her relationships so it won’t be a surprise if she goes completely off grid in her next relationships.

      • ANDREA1 says:

        If Angelina got together with Keanu, I can see her respect his wishes and not talk about their personal lives. I have seen Angelina compromise in her relationships so it won’t be a surprise if she goes completely off grid in her next relationships.

        THIS!!! i totally agree with you. And judging from her last relationship anything she wants to do now will be on the down low and low key

  14. prettypersuasion says:


  15. Lizzie says:

    this movie is shaping up to be a pants explosion.

  16. Lightpurple says:

    Kevin Feige, if this is true, can we please have a reunion of sorts with his character and Glenn Close’s character from Guardians?

  17. Jerusha says:

    Chloe Zhao is a great director-see The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me for proof of that, and some of Keanu’s best work has been with female directors and strong female co-stars. He should go for it.

    And he can play a very scary villain. See The Gift wherein he played a wife abusing redneck opposite Hillary Swank and Cate Blanchett. More than held his own with them.

  18. The Recluse says:

    Come on, Keanu!!!
    I would be so on board for this!

  19. launicaangelina says:

    I just can’t see Keanu and Angelina in a romantic relationship. I mean they are both beautiful people, but I just can’t see it. Also, Keanu is childless and in his 50s, so I can’t imagine he’d change his entire way of living by adding 6 children to his life. I always thought Keanu and Winona Ryder would be a great real-life couple.

  20. serena says:

    I WISH! They would look absolutely perfect together, I don’t know but this idea is amazing and I’m all on board with it!

  21. bibi says:

    I love him to bits but ,I am shocked how people believe all that nonsenseds about Syme first Syme was not his girlfriend they were just dating ,there was any serious relationship,they broke up by october 1999- Keanu said at least he is on way he doesnt dare to step serious relationship- so that he normally dating women,and he also has one night stands,as he has in 2001 in Sydney-He was never engaged with Syme ,nor was in serious relationshio with her-She was groupie ,who just a few months dated Keanu she was just one of his fling,lover ,dater call it how ever you want, i dont tell he dont like her,myaby love,she was his friend,it is normal she felt grief when she passed but ,she wasnt his fiance,,they never were engaged ,just dating

  22. 2bounce4u says:

    Wasn’t there some gossip about them last year? This is convenient… too convenient 🙂 And Lainey also wants this to be true.