Rumored: Marvel Studios Eyeing Keanu Reeves to Star in Moon Knight Disney+ Series. It has been common knowledge that Marvel Studios has had a heavy interest in casting Keanu Reeves in the right role for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige has shared on numerous occasions that the studio has been in constant contact with Reeves and his representatives about every project they have had to date, but it seems Marvel may have found the role Reeves has been waiting for.
According to The Illuminerdi, Marvel Studios has Keanu Reeves as a primary interest for the role of Marc Spector, aka Moon Knight. Previously rumored were actors such as Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), and Shia LeBouf (Transformers), but according to a casting grid acquired by The Illuminerdi, Marvel Studios is reportedly searching for an actor in their 40’s-50’s to play the grizzled war veteran turned mercenary. Currently, Reeves is 56-years old, so he is a bit older than the intended character age, but he has proven that his age is not an issue visually and has been known to do some stunt work even in his more recent projects.
The Illuminerdi shared, “There have been wild rumors about Marvel Studios showing interest in every actor from Daniel Radcliffe, to Andrew Garfield, to Shia Lebeouf, for the lead role in Moon Knight over the years. However, this casting breakdown not only points to an older action hero in his forties leading the series, but it also specifically notes who Marvel thinks would work for the role. None other than Keanu Reeves,” they continued, “It’s unclear if Marvel has engaged in actual talks with the prolific actor, or if this is simply dream casting for the studio. What we are sure of is that Keanu Reeves is definitely under consideration behind the walls of Marvel Studios for Moon Knight. Whatever happens from this point out is up to the superhero gods.”
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