The Keanu Reeves Ghost Rider debate continues to divide MCU fans

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itemprop=”headline name”>The Keanu Reeves Ghost Rider debate continues to divide MCU fans

Autumn Wright

Nov 24, 2021 3:08 pm2021-11-24T15:42:56-05:00

The debate rages on. Keanu Reeves reignited fandom speculation and fervor about his potential casting as Johnny Blaze in Kevin Feige’s Ghost Rider after weighing in on the idea of a role in the MCU earlier this week. 

“It would be an honor. There’s some really amazing directors and visionaries,” the actor told Esquire. You can watch the whole conversation below.

While he didn’t mention anything about a specific role, the comment brought up previous speculation that the actor may play the iconic Ghost Rider. And while that had many fans hyped, others thought he would be better suited as another character within the series or MCU. Much fancasting ensued

The conversation continues today, with some new takes and rehashed ideas.

On one side are the fans that think Reeves is a “perfect” fit for Ghost Rider.

I think Keanu Reeves is perfect for Ghost Rider pic.twitter.com/MWQEbcBo0z

— RAD_KALEIDOACTIVE🇵🇭🇯🇵 (@ShockRadiation3) November 24, 2021

Some are going so far as to admittedly try and manifest the casting with fan art.

MANIFESTING KEANU REEVES IN THE MCU AS JOHNNY BLAZE/GHOST RIDER #KeanuReeves pic.twitter.com/WSvgaF1qjD

— Thierry (@Thierry18473451) November 24, 2021

Once again trying to manifest Keanu Reeves as ghost rider https://t.co/f9esVlotL1

— 💀✌🏻 (@grimalkiin) November 24, 2021

More yet say his love of motorcycles makes him the perfect fit

Keanu Reeves has been my choice to play Ghost Rider for a long time, and given his love for motorcycles it seems like the perfect match. pic.twitter.com/ZFydXuhBDS

— Kaden Chevatewa (@KadenChevatewa) November 23, 2021

On the other side are various arguments for alternative castings. 

“Ghost Rider should be a Mexican American or Native American dude in his early thirties from an absolute wasteland of a place in the Southwest,” offers one fan. “Thanks in advance.”

"But Ghost Rider–" Listen, I very much appreciate that Keanu loves motorcycles, but Ghost Rider should be a Mexican American or Native American dude in his early thirties from an absolute wasteland of a place in the Southwest. Thanks in advance.

— Cheryl Lynn Eaton (@cheryllynneaton) November 23, 2021

And at least one person is still attached to Nicholas Cage’s 2007 portrayal in the eponymous film directed by Mark Steven Johnson.

There’s only one GHOST RIDER and it’s not Keanu. #GhostRider #marveluniverse pic.twitter.com/FFDOTz3Dlx

— NYC Cinema Confidential (@GrindhouseConf) November 24, 2021

Another fan reminds us that there has been another actor cast as one iteration of the character (Robbie Reyes rather than Johnny Blaze). Gabriel Luna portrayed Reye’s Ghost Rider in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. A spin-off series about the character was in the works but canceled before filming in 2019 due to creative differences. “He killed the role in Agents of Shield [sic],” reads one Tweet in favor of Luna over Reeves.

I would love to see Keanu as GR However Gabriel Luna should be the MCU Ghost Rider, he killed the role in Agents of Shield. https://t.co/INL2iS39cY

— Commander Cody talks Fandoms & Movies (@ComCodyCC2224) November 23, 2021

Reeve’s career took off with his breakthrough role in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (as the titular Ted), and he would later go on to play Neo in The Matrix series. He even entered the DC world with 2005’s Constantine. More recently the actor has become synonymous with the titular assassin of the John Wick series of action films. 

Ahead of the forthcoming The Matrix Reloaded, Keanu Reeves returned to his cyberpunk roots as a lead role in CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. He’ll also return to DC’s expanded universe of heroes in next year’s DC League of Super-Pets.

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