John Wick star Keanu Reeves may have had Jude Law’s role in Captain Marvel if it wasn’t for his busy schedule filming the final installment of the neo-noir action trilogy.
According to Charles Murphy over at That Hashtag Show, Keanu Reeves was originally up for the role of the Kree military commander Yon-Rogg in Marvel’s first-ever female-led superhero film. Unfortunately for Reeves, however, the actor was already scheduled to film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, resulting in the role going to Jude Law instead.
If not for John Wick 3, he'd have been Yon-Rogg. He was set to take the role and then, when he had to drop out, they moved SUPER QUICK on Jude Law. https://t.co/n73WZML7li
— Charles Murphy (@CharlesMurphTHS) February 3, 2019
In the comics, Yon-Rogg has been an enemy of Carol Danvers and bore a grudge against Mar-Vell because he was in love with a Kree medic named Una, who had feelings for Mar-Vell.
Since he was cast, Jude Law was originally thought to be taking on the role of Walter Lawson aka Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel and mentor to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers. But marketing and merchandise has pointed away from Jude Law playing Mar-Vell, and towards him actually being Yon-Rogg in the film.
So what do you think? Do you think Keanu Reeves would have been a better fit for Yon-Rogg than Jude Law in Captain Marvel? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below!
Mississipi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing from a script written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law. The film is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.
Following her debut in her titular standalone film, Brie Larson will return to face Thanos in April when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, as well as the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it!
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”