It’s official, Keanu Reeves has been cast as Batman in the upcoming DC Movie.
Keep scrolling to know more.
If there’s one thing that the internet can agree on, it’s that Keanu Reeves is an all-around great guy.
The beloved Canadian star will be playing the Dark Knight in an upcoming DC movie alongside a stellar cast that includes John Krasinski and Nicolas Cage.
After gaining fame in an impressive range of massively successful movies the actor currently resides in the Hollywood hills.
Do you recognize him from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) which told the story of two slackers traveling through time.
It was so successful that it was followed by a sequel: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey in 1991.
Or what about his 1992 appearance in Gothic horror-romance, Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
His performance in this rather overblown movie has been pretty much universally panned.
He also starred in the buddy-cop thriller, Point Break, in 1991, alongside Gary Busey and Patrick Swayze.
It went on to garner a cult following and also it was a commercial smash.
He continued this trend in 1994’s Speed.
The suspenseful thriller told the tale of a rigged bus that would explode if it slowed down. Reeves starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper but has since shaded the film by refusing to star in the sequel. His reason? “The movies I wanted to make were movies I wanted to see.” Ouch.
But there’s one role that really turned Keanu Reeves into a household name…
His role as Neo in The Matrix franchise.
Within the science fiction genre, the movie is still thought of as touchstones.
While he may be an incredible actor, Reeves’ talents don’t finish there…
Despite his success, Reeves has had a tough life.
He experienced grief from a very young age.
Reeves’ father walked out on the family when he was just 3-years-old…
In 1994 he was ultimately arrested for possession, leading to Reeves not wanting to ever contact his father again.
His younger sister Kim was diagnosed with leukemia aged just twenty-five.
He also suffered a tragedy when he and Jennifer Syme lost their child. The baby was stillborn on Christmas eve, a month before the due date.
Many may expect the heartbreak and hurt he’s experienced to make him bitter…
He’s even quietly funded children’s cancer hospitals for many years.
It’s clear to see, he’s a real nice guy.
But, there’s one thing you didn’t know about Reeves…
He is technically married to Winona Ryder.
Sitting down with Esquire, Reeves spoke and answered questions about his career.
While doing so he revealed that he is still married to Winona Ryder “under the eyes of God.”
It comes after the pair married during a scene in the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, in which they both starred.
“We did a whole take of a marriage ceremony with real priests. Winona says we are [married],” he said, Buzzfeed reports.
“Coppola says we are. So I guess we’re married under the eyes of God.”
It came after Ryder told Entertainment Weekly back in 2018 that she believes they are technically married.
“We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to God I think we’re married in real life,” she said.
We wouldn’t mind being married to him!
As if that wasn’t enough good news for one day.
Reports also began surfacing which said Reeves donated 70% of his salary from The Matrix to cancer research.
He truly is a hero.
Keanu Reeves is one of the most genuine humane philanthropic individuals on the big screen…👇👇https://t.co/tAA6WQrvTR
— An Win (@AnWin15) January 3, 2022
When the movie became a huge blockbuster hit. The actor was apparently paid $10 million upfront for the movie before being given a further $35 million.
He then apparently gave a huge $31.5M to cancer research.
What a guy!
And now, it’s been confirmed that Reeves has been cast in a role we’ve all been waiting to see him as.
Reeves will play Batman in the DC League of Super-Pets movies.
And it’s got everybody hyped.
Keanu Reeves saying I am The Batman, what a voice.
Keanu Reeves is great, whatever he does is great. He is Keanu Reeves and we live in his world. Keanu Reeves is the world. pic.twitter.com/iGI3vXQLPl
— brenton (@dcuverse) March 6, 2022
Keanu Reeves is doing a good job voicing Batman pic.twitter.com/pVwGNoEuAw
— Ma-Rio (@MaRioTheGamer8) March 7, 2022
— Sam Mathai (@sam_mathai) March 6, 2022
today i found out keanu reeves voices a version of batman that looks like this in dc super pets pic.twitter.com/4CaxnLAnUN
— JustFaye (@JusttFaye) March 6, 2022
Keanu Reeves voicing Batman yeaaaah pic.twitter.com/RakN49OrEP
— v (@karazorlls) March 6, 2022
Keanu reeves is easily the greatest Batman to ever live. Im sorry i dont nake the rules pic.twitter.com/hFB2HjRAS6
— ☥Doctor Fate☥Michael. Black Adam7.29.2022,216 days (@DCsDoctorFate) March 6, 2022
Warner Bros released a new trailer teasing the voice of Batman, confirming it is in fact, Keanu Reeves.
We see the interaction in the teaser between Batman as Reeves and Ace the Bat-Hound who is voiced by Kevin Hart.
In a tweet, DC shared the video, eliciting a lot of excitement.
— DC (@DCComics) March 6, 2022
“Batman works alone, or does he? The DCSuperPets are coming to theatres this summer. #DCSuperPets,” they wrote in the post.
Jared Stern is the director and screenwriter for the upcoming movie and has high hopes for the movie.
“I wanted it to be a real threat that you felt lived up to not just a goofy movie, but a real serious superhero threat – but also one that uniquely can only be solved by a group of pets,” he said, as per ComicBook.
From the trailer, it looks as though it’s going to live up to the hype.
“I really wanted people to come away from this movie feeling like animation is a technique and not a genre,” Stern continued.
“I wanted them to feel like, ‘That was a really great superhero movie and it had everything I love in a superhero movie: It had great action, was really fun,’” he finished.
And, although we’re just as excited to hear the likes of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart…
DC’s ‘Super League of Pets’ has a stacked cast!
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Keanu Reeves, Vanessa Bayer, Diego Luna, John Krasinski and Natasha Lyonne will all star. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/wcijBi5fZd
— Dead Horse Media (@DeadHorseMedia) June 8, 2021
We’re super excited that Reeves has been cast as Batman, and we can’t wait to see it on May 20th of this year.
Will you be watching?