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How About Keanu Reeves For Doctor Strange?

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:45


While promoting his latest movie, John Wick, Keanu Reeves commented on playing Doctor Strange.

The Collider caught up with Reeves and let it be known there was fan interest in seeing Keanu Reeves playing the Sorceror Supreme for Marvel Studios.

It's mentioned that Joaquin Phoenix was said to be up for the role, but turned down Marvel's offer. To that, Keanu Reeves asked why, with the interviewer guessing it was because of the lengthy contract that Marvel makes their actors sign.

Reeves seemed surprised by the number, which could be anywhere from 6 to 9 movies.

Regarding Keanu Reeves having any interest playing a DC or Marvel character, he offered: "From a practical standpoint the idea of a long term contract is sort of "ehh" because you want to make sure the material is a certain level. Like the good or great level. I like the idea. I mean I go to those kinds of movies. I like superhero movies. I grew up on them and comics and graphic novels. I didn’t know Doctor Strange as a character. I didn’t read that as a kid. "

It's then brought up how a lot of people are talking how Keanu Reeves is good for the role.

"I’m gonna have to read it. I remember reading something... 'who’s going to play Doctor Strange?'" Reeves responded.

It's further suggested that Reeves would be a good choice to play Doctor Strange.

"Would I be good at that? Would I be right for the role?" Reeves questioned.

Reeves was asked again if he had any interest in playing Doctor Strange.

"Yeah. I think with that you need the material, which is script, and you need a director that you can feel can deliver a vision. You don't want to just do it for doing it. You want to make sure that it is trying to do something."

"John Wick" hits October 24th.