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Keanu Reeves Reveals He'd Love To Play Batman In A Live-Action Film

Stewart Perrie

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Keanu Reeves Reveals He'd Love To Play Batman In A Live-Action Film

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Keanu Reeves wants to join a very exclusive list that includes the likes of Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton and Adam West.

That's right, the John Wick star has indicated he would totally be down to play Batman in a live-action film about the Gotham superhero.

The actor has recently voiced Batman for the fun animated film, Super Pets, where he starred alongside Kevin Hart and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

He said he had so much fun playing the Caped Crusader that he would absolutely sign on the dotted line if Warner Bros. approached him for a film.

The 57-year-old told Extra: "I love Batman, as a character. I love him in the comic books, in the films, so to get the opportunity to voice, to play Batman was awesome."

He admitted that it would be a 'dream' to play Batman in a live-action film but added that Robert Pattinson has the role right now.

Reeves, however, didn't rule it out taking on the role if the Twilight star decided to give up the cape.

"Maybe down the road. Maybe when they need an older Batman," he said.

"I have a small part in this film, a bit of a cameo, but even that just to be a part of a project that [Dwayne] Johnson and Kevin Hart are a part of is awesome, and I got to play Batman."

As he nears 60 years old, Reeves would certainly be one of the oldest actors to play Gotham's Dark Knight.

However, he wouldn't be the oldest.

That accolade would go to Michael Keaton who is set to reprise his iconic role in the DC movie The Flash at 70 years old.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

The Flash will form the latest part of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) franchise, which also incorporates AquamanWonder Woman and more.

It's meant to star Ezra Miller as The Flash, and will likely introduce audiences to the idea of the DC multiverse, a concept which allows multiple stories to play out in different timelines or spaces, yet still be linked.

The idea of a multiverse has already been set up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness introducing multiple versions of characters from different timelines.

The movie is set to be released in June 2023 and will be available on streaming on HBO Max 45 days later.

Topics: TV and Film, Batman, Keanu Reeves, Celebrity

Stewart Perrie
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