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We Love Keanu Reeves Too, But He Shouldn’t Be The MCU’s Wolverine

Keanu Reeves has recently revealed that he wants to play Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rumors of The Matrix and John Wick star coming to the MCU have been circulating for a number of years, with many theories arising over who Reeves could portray in Marvel Studios’ shared franchise. After Disney’s 2019 acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the options for MCU roles for Keanu Reeves increased tenfold. While it would be brilliant to see Reeves in the MCU in some capacity, his personal choice of character perhaps wouldn’t be the best fit.

MCU’s Phase 6 will see Hugh Jackman reprise the role of Wolverine, the clawed member of the X-Men who Jackman has played since 2000’s X-Men. It’s unlikely that Jackman will permanently play Wolverine in the MCU after the Multiverse Saga, opening the door for a new actor to don the legendary adamantium claws. During a Reddit AMA, Keanu Reeves was asked if there’s ever been a role he regretted turning down, and his answer was simple, “… No… But I did always want to play Wolverine.” While there might be a role for Keanu Reeves in the MCU’s future, there are several reasons why Wolverine wouldn’t be the best choice.

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Keanu Reeves’ Best Performances Don’t Really Suit Wolverine

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Taking a look back over Keanu Reeves’ lengthy and varied career, none of his previous roles lend themselves to the typical personality that comes with a character as rugged as Wolverine. While Reeves has certainly mastered the right level of action for an MCU role through performances as Neo in The Matrix franchise and John Wick in the eponymous John Wick film series, these roles have placed Reeves as a cool and collected hero, unlike the yellow-costumed Wolverine. Reeves has also even played in the DC sandbox as Constantine’s titular character, but this still doesn’t match the right personality for the MCU’s Wolverine.

On the flip side, roles in River’s Edge, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and My Own Private Idaho have demonstrated the more chilled-out sides to Reeves’ performance style, which certainly wouldn’t match up with the heroic but often abrasive Wolverine. There’s no doubt that Reeves would be able to throw himself into any role he’s gifted, but casting him as Wolverine in the MCU might detract from the trademark Keanu Reeves style that audiences love so much. Keanu Reeves’ role in the MCU needs to fit his brand, and Wolverine simply doesn’t fit the bill.

The MCU’s Wolverine Should Really Be Younger Than Keanu Reeves

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Whoever is cast as Wolverine in the MCU should be expected to stick around for the long haul. As a member of the X-Men with regenerative healing ability, it’s incredibly difficult to kill Wolverine. Keanu Reeves is certainly still able to pack a punch, which will be demonstrated once again in May 2023 when John Wick: Chapter 4 releases, but the star is almost 60 years old and can’t be expected to be adventuring out with the X-Men in a decade or two. The actor who takes over the role of Wolverine from Hugh Jackman needs to be significantly younger, allowing for a much longer career in the MCU.

With so much anticipation surrounding Wolverine’s official debut in the MCU, an actor needs to be put in the role who can grow into it and carry it on for years to come. Keanu Reeves has been known to do this, as The Matrix has released four films, and a fifth film in the John Wick franchise has been confirmed, as well as Reeves reprising his role in the Ballerina spinoff, but it’s possible that Reeves won’t want to keep up with the heavy action scenes for much longer. Perhaps the MCU’s Wolverine would be better for someone in their 20s or 30s, enabling a huge future for the character.

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There Are More Interesting Casting Choices For The MCU’s Wolverine

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Since Marvel Studios acquired the rights to the X-Men, and the team was confirmed to be coming to the MCU, many actors have had their names thrown in the ring when suggesting who could play Wolverine. Some believe that the MCU version of the mutant should be more comic-accurate than Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine, as the Marvel Comics character is a short and stout Canadian, though a variety of actors have been rumored to be vying for the iconic role. Among them include The Boys’ own Homelander, Anthony Starr, Joel Edgerton, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlie Hunnam, and even The Walking Dead alum Andrew Lincoln.

While any of these actors would certainly do a great job in the MCU, two names have stuck out as favorites for Wolverine, those being Taron Egerton and Daniel Radcliffe. Egerton gained recognition as Eggsy in Kingsman: The Secret Service but has gone on to have roles in Rocketman, Black Bird, and the upcoming Tetris movie, proving he has the versatility to take on such an iconic role as Wolverine. Radcliffe is a more interesting choice. Since rising to stardom as Harry Potter, Radcliffe has starred in a variety of low-budget, independent films with an impressive repertoire. Daniel Radcliffe as the MCU’s Wolverine would be a brilliant, if unexpected, choice.

There Are Better Marvel Characters For Keanu Reeves To Play

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Even though Keanu Reeves might not be the best choice to play Wolverine, several other high-profile roles would be perfect for the star. The fact that Reeves is an in-demand and incredibly well-known actor means he’d have to fill a big role in the MCU. One of the most popular theories is that Reeves could portray the MCU’s Silver Surfer, the herald of the planet-eating Galactus, whose air of mystery and sinister nature could be perfect for Reeves. Or perhaps the looming Galactus himself would be the massive role that Reeves could tackle since the supervillain could be the next big bad after the MCU’s Multiverse Saga.

Other iconic roles pinned to Keanu Reeves potential MCU debut have included Ghost Rider, the Living Tribunal, or even Mister Sinister, the formidable X-Men villain who has yet to be introduced to the MCU. However, one role seems to fit better than any other, as one popular theory poses that Keanu Reeves could portray the MCU’s Doctor Doom. The infamous Fantastic Four supervillain is highly anticipated for the MCU, potentially coming during Phase 6’s Fantastic Four, and will surely have a bright future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially if Keanu Reeves takes on the challenge.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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