America’s sweetheart and internet boyfriend, Keanu Reeves, is making his comic book debut set for release in October. Reeves alongside graphic novelist Matt Kindt will be releasing a series titled BRZRKR.
We’re all human, which means we’ve all thought about it. This will all be much simpler if we just admit that right off the bat.
Keanu Reeves is a sensitive bad boy with a heart of gold and a killer bob, what’s not to love?
Entertainment Weekly unveiled the cover of Polansky’s forthcoming graphic novel If Keanu Were Your Boyfriend: The Man, The Myth, The WHOA!, along with several pages showcasing the content you can expect from this eye catching work (to be fair, anything with Keanu on the cover is pretty eye catching).
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The novel features Keanu themed artwork from several different artists, alongside some Keanu quotes, and passages written by Polansky. Mary Kate McDevitt and Jay Roeder, two artists both known for their lettering work, worked alongside tattoo artist Veronica Chen and muralist Dirty Bandits to bring the world of dating Keanu Reeves to life.
And according to the pages shown in Entertainment Weekly they’ve done a fantastic job!
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If Keanu Were Your Boyfriend: The Man, The Myth, The WHOA! comes out on November 26th, though it is available for pre-order!
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Marvel wants to call of the dibs on Keanu Reeves’s next film credits. Everyone on the internet may want to claim ownership of the beloved Keanu, who has become a true man of the people, but none more than Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige.
“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige told ComicBook.com. “We talk to Keanu Reeves about, I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”
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Marvel still has yet to announce its official slate of new films, as well. Huffpost reports that Reeves is rumored to star in The Eternals alongside Angelina Jolie, but Feige won’t be making any confirmations about future films until Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres.
I will say all of the post Comic-Con, post Spider-Man: Far From Home stuff. … Here’s an exclusive. We’re gonna keep making movies. We’re gonna still keep making movies after these two. And we will talk about them soon after Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out.
After the still devastating loss of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, we the people are in dire need of some amazing casting news. However, Reeves is still very busy with his most recent projects. He is currently promoting Toy Story 4, and is set to star in another John Wick film as the hit action series continues to gain popularity.
Reeves did recently express interest in playing Wolverine though.
During a puppy-playing interview that BuzzFeed hosted, Reeves was asked by fans which Marvel or DC superhero he would want to play in the future.
“I don’t know,” said Reeves. “When I was a kid, I always wanted to play Wolverine. So Wolverine.”
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Hugh Jackman’s time as Wolverine concluded with grace (and a lot of blood) in Logan. X-Men is now owned by Disney and Marvel. The stars are aligned. The Keanussance rages. Give Keanu his adamantium claws, please.
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Marvel and Disney, I hope you’re listening. Keanu Reeves, since making his appearance as bad-ass assassin John Wick, has made it incredibly clear he wants to be Wolverine.
If you’re a Keanu Reeves fan, and who isn’t, then this isn’t any new information. In fact, it has been something Reeves has repeated several times. Last month in an interview with BuzzFeed, he was asked what Marvel character, if any, he would want to play. He responded “When I was a kid, I always wanted to play Wolverine. So Wolverine.”
In December of 2018, he was asked whether he would rather play Batman or Wolverine, to which he once again responded Wolverine. Though now that it comes up, Keanu Reeves as Batman sounds pretty epic, too.
Marvel is recasting the role after being bought out by Disney, and it will be interesting to see where that takes us. While Reeves wouldn’t be too much of a change of pace from Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, he would definitely stray from the comic book version of the character. I see no issue with this, and I’m ready to let Reeves take on the role.
What are your thoughts? Do you find Keanu Reeves to be the super hero type? Who do you want to see Keanu Reeves play?
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Along with Alexandra Grant and Jessica Fleischmann, Keanu Reeves discussed the new project at NeueHouse, Hollywood last week. The Los Angeles Times reported that Grant, who is a visual artist, spoke about how each artist’s work allows them to bring something different to the project.
“Your job is to read a script and figure out how to embody it,” she said to Reeves. “Mine is to embody text into painting, and yours,” she said to Fleishchmann, “to embody into books.”
Reeves said that the project is about “people coming together with all their talents and creativity.”
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The project came about after all three artists discovered they had books they were working on in secret.
“For me,” Grant said, “it’s really exciting thinking how many other creative people have these secret books.”
X Artists’ Books’ first two titles, ‘High Winds’ by Fleischmann and Sylvan Oswald and ‘The Artist’s Prison’ by Grant and Eve Wood, cost $35 each. They reached a print run of 1,300 and 1,500 copies, respectively.
Each book contains words and text that correspond to one another but do not directly reflect each other. Reeves expressed to the LA Times that unlike picture books where the images are direct responses to the narrative, artists’ books, which may not be narrative at all, are “more developed,” their text and imagery “not quite a one-to-one experience,” but a “launching point.”
This is certainly a fascinating project and we can’t wait to see more from this original press!
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