Keanu Reeves Just Admitted He’s Always Up To Play This Iconic Superhero

As beloved as Keanu Reeves is, it’s crazy to think the actor has yet to land a superhero role for DC or Marvel. Sure, The matrix star of the 2005s ConstantineDC based hellblazer comics. But Reeves’ latest role sees him return to the superhero fold in the most surprising way possible. The movie in question? Nothing else than DC League of Super Pets.

Keanu Reeves plays Batman in ‘DC League of Super-Pets’

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The animated movie follows Superman’s dog, Krypto (Dwayne Johnson), as he assembles a team of super-powered pets for a rescue mission to save the Justice League. Kevin Hart voices Ace, a dog destined to become Batman’s dog. And DC League of Super Pets features a ton of impressive voice talent, including John Krasinski as Superman and Jameela Jamil as Wonder Woman.

But it’s Reeves’ casting as Batman that’s perhaps most intriguing. While it’s been rumored that the actor will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s interesting to see him return to the DC fold instead. Reeves has been extremely open about his interest in many popular superhero roles. And DC League of Super Pets could pave the way for a live-action turn as Batman.

Actor remains open to playing Batman “on the road”

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In a recent interview with in addition, Reeves explained how excited he was to have the chance to play Batman, even in a limited capacity in an animated film. Whereas DC League of Super Pets is a dream come true, he didn’t ask if he would return as Batman.

“I love Batman as a character in comics and movies. So having the opportunity to express himself, playing Batman was awesome. It was always a dream, but [The Batman star Robert Pattinson] has Batman right now. He’s doing great. So maybe down the road. Maybe when they need an older Batman. I have a small role in this film, a small cameo. But even that, being part of a project that [Dwayne] Johnson and Kevin Hart are part of It’s Awesome. And I have to play Batman. So it was very fun.

Reeves graciously hailed Robert Pattinson’s 2022 debut in The Batman. And while Reeves is set to play some live action, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards anytime soon. After all, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) already brings a former Batman into play, with Michael Keaton reprising the role in 2023. the flash film.

Keanu Reeves admitted it was ‘too late’ to play another superhero

Keanu Reeves discusses “replicas” during New York Comic Con 2017 – Day 1 on October 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

In 2021, Reeves revealed he had given up playing another iconic superhero, Marvel’s Wolverine. Believing it’s “too late”, the actor has agreed not to wield the adamantium claws that Hugh Jackman made famous on the big screen. So it’s worth noting that he’s not quite ready to put aside his hopes of one day starring in a Batman movie.

But Reeves fans shouldn’t worry about the actor. He’s already basically played some sort of superhero in The matrix and its three suites. Plus, Reeves is always busy with the very comic book-inspired world of John Wick. This first film was a sleeper hit in 2014 and became a blockbuster fan favorite. John Wick: Chapter 4 is currently slated for release on March 24, 2023.

Meanwhile, DC League of Super Pets hits theaters July 29, 2022.

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