Keanu Reeves Responds To The Idea Of Playing Doctor Strange

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Keanu Reeves might be interested in playing Doctor Strange, should the right situation present itself. 

In an interview with Collider, Reeves responded to the online chatter that he should don the Eye of Agamotto. Essentially, Reeve's is apprehensive about signing any of the long-term contracts that Marvel studios is famous for. The last thing he wants, he suggested, is to be strapped to a future film that's not "up to a certain level. Like a good or great level."

However, Reeves also added, "I like the idea. I mean I go to those kinds of movies. I like superhero movies. I grew up on them and comics and graphic novels."

While he's never read a Doctor Strange comic, Reeves said he that would like to read some and familiarize himself with the character. So--we'll take that as a "maybe?"


If Reeve's eventually takes the role, it wouldn't be his first spin as a comic book character. He played John Constantine in 2005 film Constantine, which was met with a lukewarm response.

Doctor Strange does not have a release date just yet, but it is currently in development at Marvel Studios with director Scott Derrickson attached.