At this point, it seems that just about every actor who has worked in Hollywood in the last 20 years has worked on a superhero movie. We’re running out of people to fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And yet, one of the most popular actors around, Keanu Reeves, has remained outside of both Marvel and DC as well as all the other comic book movies that have been made the last few years. It’s not for lack of desire however, as the actor he recently admitted he would have loved to have played Wolverine.
In a recent interview with SiriusXM ahead of the release of Bill and Ted Face the Music both Alex Winter and Keanu reeves are asked about roles they wish they could have played and Keanu admits he would have loved to have played Wolverine, though he’s come to terms with the fact that it will not be.
While Alex Winter argues that it’s not too late for Keanu reeves to play Wolverine, Keanu himself disagrees with that. Maybe if Hugh Jackman hadn’t already done Logan, there would be a spot for Reeves, who is four years older than Hugh Jackman, to play the character as an old man, but that cycle appears complete and it seems a virtual certainty that while we will see Wolverine on screen again, when we do he’ll be young again.