‘The Eternals’ May Cast Keanu Reeves
MCU Cosmic is reporting that Reeves is in-talks for a role at the present time, although he has not signed on as of yet. The outlet in question was the first one to officially report on news that Marvel’s unexpected ensemble movie was even happening in the first place, and this report apparently comes from the same person that told them about the film. While fans have hoped that Reeves would play the likes of Adam Warlock (who is highly likely to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3) or Silver Surfer (who Marvel just regained after Disney’s acquisition of Fox completed in March), a role in The Eternals would likely make him a character of similar cosmic importance. There’s no word on who he may be playing, although that’s not stopping speculation that he could play the hero Gilgamesh/The Forgotten One, or the villain Druig.
Based on the original comics that were written and illustrated by Jack Kirby, The Eternals covers the hidden, ancient history of the Marvel Universe, revealing that several mythological beings from the past were actually real people… Some of whom still walk among us today as hidden superheroes. While the franchise has been obscure to all but the most loyal of Marvel fans, it has serious ties to all sorts of lore, including Atlanteans, Lemurians, Olympians, Mutants, Celestials, Skrulls, Genis-Vell, Phyla-Vell, Moondragon, Thanos, and even the likes of Robert E. Howard’s Conan, Kull, and Set. With all that in the backgrounds of these characters, it makes a lot of sense for Marvel Studios to pursue a future where The Eternals will lay the groundwork for dozens of other franchises before they even think about doing a direct sequel.
The Eternals is currently in development at Marvel Studios and is currently without a release date. The film will be directed by Chloé Zhao and written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. As always, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will produce the project. Aside from Reeves, who has not officially been confirmed, the movie’s cast includes Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Ma Dong-Seok, and Richard Madden. Production is expected to begin in September and conclude in January of next year.
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