Marvel artist Alexander Lozano has an idea of what Keanu Reeves would look like as Wolverine in the MCU, and he shared his vision with fans on Instagram. In the comics, Wolverine is a mutant with animal-like abilities, a healing factor, and retractable claws. He debuted with a brief appearance in The Incredible Hulk #180 before playing a full role in The Incredible Hulk #181 the next month. Wolverine is best known for being a part of the X-Men, though he's also been portrayed as a member of the Avengers and Alpha Flight. He's one of the most popular X-Men characters and has had his own comic book series since 1988.
On screen, the most well-known version of Wolverine has been played by Hugh Jackman for 20th Century Fox's X-Men film series. Jackman played the role beginning with 2000's X-Men and ending with last year's Deadpool 2, in which Wolverine appeared in archival footage. Jackman has also played the role in three Wolverine-centric movies: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, and Logan. Logan in particular was well-received by critics and became the first live-action superhero film to receive an Oscar nomination for screenwriting. Jackman has been in 10 X-Men films total, and Wolverine is considered the breakout role of his career.
With Disney Studios' recent purchase of Fox assets, and with it the X-Men, Wolverine's fate is up in the air. Jackman has said he's done playing Wolverine. However, Marvel is interested in rebooting the franchise eventually, most likely with a younger actor. Though Reeves is actually older than Jackman, Lozano's interpretation shows that Reeves could still work well as Wolverine. Reeves has also gone on record saying he'd love the play Wolverine. Check out Lozano's photo below:
Lozano isn't the only one dreaming of adding Reeves to the MCU: Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo think he would make a good Moon Knight. Over the years, fans have pitched Reeves for various Marvel roles, and he's always been a golden goose for the studio. Marvel head Kevin Feige confirmed this recently when he said they "talk to him for almost every film we make." He elaborated, "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."
If Reeves joins the Marvel world, now may be the perfect time to do it. Though Reeves has always been a popular actor, he reemerged in a big way this summer. In May, Reeves starred in the third installment of the popular John Wick series. He followed that up with a hilarious cameo in Netflix's Always Be My Maybe, playing a heightened version of himself. And finally, Reeves provided the voice for Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4, showing that he already has a Disney connection. With interest on the parts of Reeves, Marvel, and fans, his appearance in the MCU seems inevitable, even if it isn't as Wolverine.
Source: Alexander Lozano