New artwork imagines Keanu Reeves as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine replacement for the MCU movies.
It seems inevitable that Kevin Feige will figure out a way of introducing mutants and the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the producer previously confirming that discussions are ongoing as to how to make them fit into the current continuity. There’s been plenty of suggestions as to who should play Wolverine after Hugh Jackman, and one of the most popular ideas is Keanu Reeves. The Matrix and John Wick star has shown time after time that he can handle a stunt-orientated role with ease, and he’s already mastered the air of a grizzled hero.
A concept design from popular digital artist BossLogic gives Keanu Reeves a John Wick-inspired look as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine replacement for the MCU. Instead of the Adamantium claws, Reeves wields a set of pencils, a reference to a line in the John Wick series which mentions the assassin murdering someone with just a pencil. Feige previously revealed that Marvel Studios approaches Keanu Reeves about plenty of roles, so it’s not impossible that Wolverine might be on the table in a few years time. You can see Keanu Reeves replacing Hugh Jackman in the MCU below.
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Here is the official synopsis for Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine film Logan:
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook.
Logan is now available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Wolverine’s future in the MCU and Keanu Reeves, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!