Keanu Reeves has an expansive cinematic history, but it was the sci-fi thriller The Matrix in 1999 that made him a superstar. Since then he’s appeared in numerous feature films, including voicing Batman in the animated kids’ film DC League of Super Pets. Now, Reeves has expressed a desire to play an ‘older’ version of Batman in a live-action film. Would you like to see Keanu Reeves as Batman?
The most recent actor to play the Caped Crusader was Robert Pattinson. Pattinson took on the role for this year’s The Batman, which was an unexpectedly strong showing. The Batman changes the way we think about superheroes, in a good way. Pattinson’s portrayal of Batman has shown that the character is more diverse than many previous cinematic iterations, and that we could trust the role to a wider variety of actors than perhaps previously thought.
In a recent interview, Reeves stated that it would be a “dream” to play Batman in a live-action film.
“I love Batman, as a character,
“I love him in the comic books, in the films, so to get the opportunity to voice, to play Batman was awesome.
“Maybe down the road. Maybe when they need an older Batman.”Keanu Reeves, in an interview with Extra
Keanu Reeves as Batman
Exactly how Keanu Reeves as Batman would work is anyone’s guess. However, the actor’s own suggestion of playing an older version of the character is interesting.
Michael Keaton is already set to play an older iteration of the caped crusader. Reprising his role from the Tim Burton 1989 movie, Keaton’s Batman is set to engage in some sort of multiverse tangling, potentially similar to those of Spider-Man No Way Home. We know this is coming in DC Comics adaptation The Flash. However, specific details on how Keaton’s Batman will be incorporated are not yet known.
In recent years, Reeves has become renowned for his benevolent off-screen persona. Back in 2021, he was praised for gifting four of his John Wick: Chapter 4 stuntmen personalised Rolex watches.
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