We’re just getting used to the idea of Ben Affleck playing Batman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie – but recent comments by actor Keanu Reeves have set our “what if” imaginations racing again.
“I always wanted to play The Dark Knight,” Reeves told Moviefone. “But I didn’t get that one. They’ve had some great Batmans. So now I’m just enjoying them as an audience.”
Keanu as Batman? What a world we could have lived in. But Reeves’ superhero dreams didn’t end there – the actor also revealed that he’d once had his eye on the metal claws of X-men member Wolverine (eventually played by Hugh Jackman).
“I always wanted to play Wolverine,” the actor said, “But I didn’t get that. And they have a great Wolverine now.”
Still, Reeves says he’s not out of the comic book woods yet, stating that he could one day direct a comic book film and expressing his admiration for the medium.
“I love the graphic novel form,” he said. “I like how it’s been translated. I certainly think it’s impactful, with the images translating to cinema.”
“I mean just look at The Matrix. That was influenced by graphic novels and anime. I like that world.”
Keanu Reeves’ next film John Wick is in UK cinemas on 2 January