Will Keanu Reeves Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe as Moon Knight?
For years, we know Marvel Studios has at least considered Keanu Reeves in various roles. We don’t necessarily know what roles they’ve considered, but we do know they have thought about him. And, if we’re to believe a recent rumor, we may know where the actor could very well end up within the MCU canon. But, first things first, let’s talk a bit about the character in question: Moon Knight.
Much to the celebration of many fans, Moon Knight was confirmed to get his own Disney+ series in the near future. This was a character many have been asking for for a long time, albeit in an R-rated capacity. Now, it sounds like the project is gaining real momentum. First off, according to The Illuminerdi, Moon Knight will head into production by the end of the year, with the latest estimate being around November.
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What’s more, they have a casting breakdown for the character. Not only that, the breakdown indicates that Marc Spector, aka Moon Knight, should be between ages 40 and 50. Here is the rest of the breakdown:
“Spector was a former pugilist, mercenary, and CIA agent. He’s double-crossed by his boss, Raoul Bushman, after they find a mysterious archaeological site, which Bushman planned to loot for his own selfish means. Near death, Spector comes into contact with Khonshu, an Egyptian moon god, who offers him another chance to live, in return for becoming his avatar on this world. Spector accepts the deal and is reborn with superhuman powers. He then returns to the U.S. and accumulates immense wealth after investing his earnings as a mercenary and becomes the crimefighter known as “Moon Knight.”
Spector also created multiple identities, including the alias of millionaire Steven Grant to misdirect people from his mercenary history and Jake Lockley, a low-key taxicab driver that helps him keep a closer ear to the streets and criminal elements.”
Up until recently, many of us had anticipated a younger Marc Spector — around ages 20-35. Now, however, it looks like this shift in age puts Keanu Reeves in the running. And you know what? The outlet states Marvel Studios is actually considering Keanu Reeves for the Moon Knight role. Sadly, we don’t know if they have actually engaged Reeves in any way, but they say Reeves is “definitely under consideration behind the walls of Marvel Studios for Moon Knight.”
What do you think of this rumor? Are you happy to see Keanu Reeves finally be considered as an MCU character — and do you buy it? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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