Though he had a solid turn John Constantine, Keanu Reeves has always aspired to scale up to larger-scale comic book roles.
Make that a Batman and Wolverine scale.
Speaking to moviephone about his new upcoming thriller, John Wick, the former Matrix Star admitted that he always wanted to tackle Hollywood's two most enduring superhero franchises, Marvel's Main Mutant and The Dark Knight. Alas, the stars never aligned for Reeves.
"I always wanted to play Wolverine. But I didn't get that. And they have a great Wolverine now. I always wanted to play The Dark Knight. But I didn't get that one. They've had some great Batmans," Reeves explained. "So now I'm just enjoying them as an audience."
Hey, that's not such a bad alternative. Reeve's stock as a superhero may rise, however. Though he shot down rumors that Marvel wanted him to play Doctor Strange, all it takes is enough online chatter to get the snowball rolling. It's a long shot, sure, but isn't Dr. Strange all about making magic?
Still, John Constantine is far from the worst legacy to leave in the world of comic book movies. Just ask Halle Berry's Catwoman.