As Marvel’s The Eternals continues to amass its core cast, now comes a rumour that Keanu Reeves may be joining the picture.
Courtesy of MCU Cosmic, the John Wick star has reportedly been offered a role in The Eternals. Talks are said to be ongoing, although no deal has been agreed at this stage. Likewise, it isn’t known which role Reeves is being eyed for.
Treat this as a rumour for now, but this isn’t the first time that Keanu Reeves has been mooted to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you remember, Reeves was at one point in negotiations to play Yon-Rogg in this year’s Captain Marvel. Due to his commitment to John Wick: Chapter 3, Reeves would have to pass on a role that would ultimately go to Jude Law.
Already on board for The Eternals are Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, Train to Busan’s Ma Dong-seok and Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, with Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden also in advanced talks for the movie.
Created by the iconic Jack Kirby back in 1976, the Eternals comic book title was based around a race of age-old humans created by the alien Celestials with the plan being for these humans to serve as Earth’s protectors against the nefarious Deviants. The big-screen Eternals will reportedly be based around the Sersi character who is an energy-manipulating being who is pretty much immortal.
With Chloe Zhao on directing duties, expect more on The Eternals as it continues to develop ahead of a rumoured 2020 release.