Keanu Reeves Wanted To Play Batman And Wolverine. Could He Have Pulled It Off?

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Turns out we all have more in common with Keanu Reeves than we thought. We all want a Bill & Ted sequel that doesn’t suck, we all like Dirty Harry and, most importantly, we all want to be Batman and/or Wolverine. In an exclusive interview with Moviefone, the star of the currently-in-theaters John Wick sat down to talk about all these things and more. During the interview he told Moviefone that he has desired, and tried, to be both The Dark Knight and Wolverine, but was turned down for both roles.

 I always wanted to play Wolverine. But I didn’t get that. And they have a great Wolverine now. I always wanted to play The Dark Knight. But I didn’t get that one. They’ve had some great Batmans. So now I’m just enjoying them as an audience.

Sure, it’s fun to take jabs at his annunciation or some of the outlandish roles he has taken in the past, but you’d be hard pressed to find a more down-to-earth movie star than Keanu Reeves. Would he have fit in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight or been a solid replacement for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the half-dozen X-Men movies that prominently featured the mutant? We’ll never know for sure, but let’s take a look at what could have been had he landed both roles.

Batman analysing the situation when he awakes in The Pit in The Dark Knight Rises.

Batman analyzing the situation when he awakes in The Pit in The Dark Knight Rises.

Wolverine realizes he

Wolverine realizes he’ll be fighting a giant robot samurai at the end of Wolverine.

Batman, upon realzing he made Michael Caine cry in The Dark Knight Rises.

Batman coming to terms with the fact that he made Michael Caine cry in The Dark Knight Rises.

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Batman’s reaction when The Joker states that he will kill one innocent person each day until Batman reveals his true identities in The Dark Knight.

Wolverine dodges plot holes in X-Men First Class

Wolverine dodges plot holes in X-Men First Class

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Batman lets Catwoman know everything is going to be alright as he flies Bane’s bomb away from Gotham to save the city in The Dark Knight Rises.

Wolverine mocks Deadpool’s stupid face before the two fight atop a nuclear silo in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

In short, yes – Keanu Reeves could have played both Batman and Wolverine successfully if given the chance. He’d also make a solid chestburster from Alien too for what it’s worth. So move over Paul Blart: Mall Cop, the lack of Keanu in The Dark Knight is now Hollywood’s biggest failure.

Source: Moviefone
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