Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR Can Show Why He’d Be The Perfect MCU Wolverine – Screen Rant

Posted: March 31, 2021 at 5:40 am

Keanu Reeves always wanted to play Wolverine on screen, and now with Netflix's BRZRKR film on the way, fans can see what he would have been like.

Keanu Reeves BRZRKR comic is being adapted as both a live-action film and anime series at Netflix, providing a fun look at what the John Wick star could look like as the MCUs Wolverine. In the wake of Hugh Jackmans retirement from the iconic role and Disneys acquisition of Fox, many theories have circulated as to how mutants will be introduced to the MCU, and who could play the new versions of the X-Men. Though Keanu Reeves is likely too old at this point to be in the running for the part of Wolverine, BRZRKR will show what his version of the character may have been like.

BRZRKR follows the story of B, an immortal warrior, half-god and half-man, cursed to wander the Earth for eternity in a chain of violent battles. The character lives for 80,000 years, eventually becoming a secret weapon of the U.S. government. Reeves created the character of B and the story of BRZRKR with writer Matt Kindt, both of which will be fleshed out in the upcoming adaptations from Netflix.

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In past interviews, Reeves has said how badly he wanted to play Wolverine in the X-Menfilms.Though hes a longshot to play the character at this point in time, he can show how perfect he would have been in the role through his performance in BRZRKR. Hes starred in numerous action films since The Matrix and has experienced something of a renaissance in the genre in the wake of John Wick, but no character Keanu has played before comes as close to Wolverine as B. From his curse-like immortality to his penchant for violence and his use as a weapon by covert government programs, B is essentially an elseworlds version of X-Mens Logan.

Of course, there are plenty of reasons why Reeves is better suited to an independent property like BRZRKR than actually being part of the MCU. The hyperviolent style of BRZRKR similar to that which helped make Logan so distinct in the superhero genre wouldnt fly as part of Marvels family-friendly brand. Plus, Reeves particular style of action hero is a bit too grizzled for the tone of the MCU, even without the extra blood and gore.

Still, in another world, Reeves could be a perfect Wolverine. While fans will likely never see that hypothetical version of the character, they can get a glimpse at what it would be like when Netflixs BRZRKR film releases. Marvel still hasnt announced plans to bring the X-Men into the MCU, so BRZRKR may actually be the closest thing to a new Wolverine movie fans can expect for some time.

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