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Keanu Reeves Wants To Become Next Wolverine

Keanu Reeves Wants To Become Next Wolverine

It's the role that catapulted Aussie actor Hugh Jackman's career and over the past 17 years he has played Wolverine in eight films.

But as fans of the hulking character will know - SPOILER ALERT - it all came to an end in his last film Logan when the mutant hero tragically died.

Now, many will say you can't improve on perfect so they should leave Wolverine's story there, but the chances are if there's money to be made, then this will never happen.

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And one actor has put his hat in the ring to take on the role, after he revealed his desire to play the Logan, if the opportunity arose.

It's hard to argue with his credentials, Reeves has reinvented himself as a Hollywood hard man, most recently playing the bloodthirsty assassin, John 'The Boogieman' Wick.

When a gang of thugs murder his pet pooch - which his dead wife bought him from beyond the grave - he goes on a 90-minute rampage and kills everything in sight.

The 'John Wick' star admitted he would love to play Wolverine. Credit: PA
The 'John Wick' star admitted he would love to play Wolverine. Credit: PA
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Four years on and the third installment of the action-packed thriller is set to hit cinemas next year.

In an interview with Screen Geek, Reeves was asked about his desire to take over from Jackman as well as whether he would like to be the next Batman.

The 54-year-old said: "Of the two, I'd love to play Wolverine."

The action star added it was not true that he was not available when the roles of Wolverine and Batman came up, but that he simply wasn't cast for them.

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Jackman made the role his own during his eight films as the mutant. Credit: Marvel
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One franchise the Speed actor will be joining is Toy Story after it was announced he has signed up to star in Toy Story 4.

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Speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Allen said: "New guys are in it. Keanu Reeves has got a great part in it. Inside story, even the fun, gentle guy that he is, even he said, 'This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear'.

"And his character does have an edge to that."

As yet, we don't know who he's going to play in the movie, but we do know the fourth and final installment is set to have us all crying our eyes out.

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Allen (better known as Buzz Lightyear to Toy Story fans) revealed that he was left in tears when the cast were recording the final scenes.

Speaking to The Talk, Allen revealed: "It is so emotional, it's so funny, it's so big, the idea they've come up with, I'm startled.

"I couldn't even get through the last scene. I would love to be a Washington leaker."

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate

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Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]