How Keanu Reeves became the hottest star in Hollywood. So, what's next? originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Let us all just sit back and embrace the glory that is the Keanussance, as Keanu Reeves' stock in Hollywood continues to rise.
On Tuesday fans rejoiced when it was announced that a fourth "Matrix" movie would happen.
Variety revealed that Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are both set to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively, and Lana Wachowski is on board to write and direct.
This just continues the epic year that Reeves has had on and off-screen.
It's Keanu's world, we're just living in it
Because of his humble attitude and laid back persona, fans never wavered on their love for Reeves.
Starting with "John Wick: Chapter 3," Reeves punched 2019 right in the face.
After that hit, Reeves made an incredible cameo in "Always Be My Maybe," a subtle homage to his Asian ancestry, but more of a laugh at his public reputation.
"I never cower in the face of danger." No, Keanu, you sure don't.
Then came his scene-stealing cameo in "Toy Story 4," as a Canadian stuntman and inspiring toy. This time, a modest nod to his home country.
Off camera, we saw Keanu entertaining fellow travelers when stranded in a random airport, on a bus taking pics with fans and more.
He just flew a 16-year old girl out to the set of his Bill & Ted movie, after he learned she's fighting a critical illness and had always wanted to meet him.
Her mom said she's never been happier.August 21, 2019
He also fulfilled one lucky girl's Make-A-Wish in the greatest way possible. Excellent!
The man captivated a nation and we are all the better for it.
'Matrix 4' and 'Bill & Ted 3'
Then came Tuesday's news.
Fans have theories on what the film will do after we lost Neo in the third installment. Also, will Keanu's films unite somehow? One can only dream.
Mostly fans are just excited for more Keanu.
IM SO EXCITED FOR THE MATRIX 4 AAAAAAAAAA pic.twitter.com/J0nSoF1Dg0— 𝙠𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙣 𝙡𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙭 (@KEVINL0MAX) August 21, 2019
But that's not all. How about a new "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"?
Set for next summer, "Bill & Ted Face the Music" will awaken the kid in all of us!
OMG, what's next?!
Well, fans are getting "John Wick 4" in 2021, but they are clamoring for something else.
Something in a "galaxy far, far away."
After "Star Wars" announced plans to explore the Old Republic (basically a story thousands of years before Luke Skywalker and his legend), fans knew who they wanted as one of the most popular characters from that era.
"If they tried to cast anyone but Keanu Reeves as Darth Revan id be severely upset," one fan said about Reeves being the notorious character.
Fellow fans agreed and art was even constructed.
If they tried to cast anyone but Keanu Reeves as Darth Revan id be severely upset pic.twitter.com/ivDBZRPdgD— KILLING IN THE NAME OF (@robo_cop_a_feel) July 14, 2019
There's even a petition to make this happen.
Then there is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. OMG, Keanu would shine on that platform.
One fan wrote, "So whens keanu in marvel? he gonna be the new wolverine? or maybe gambit? make it so, or something."
also, so whens keanu in marvel? he gonna be the new wolverine? or maybe gambit? make it so, or something.— J-Bravo 🇺🇸 (@HeroicJRA) August 21, 2019
Fans are waiting ...
Okay, but did anyone mention Keanu in the upcoming Marvel movies?
I'm still waking up.— Geek "I have nothing to prove to you."Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) July 21, 2019
So, yeah, Keanu has a lot going on -- but we're here for it, so bring it on!
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