Keanu Reeves Almost Played Death Stranding’s Villain | ScreenRant

Keanu Reeves is almost everywhere right now, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the actor almost made an appearance in Hideo Kojima’s ambitious video game Death Stranding. The game, which is the first for Kojima after his controversial departure from Konami, is one of the most anticipated titles of the year – if not the decade.

The plot of Death Stranding remains murky, although Kojima continues to tease its abstract theme. All gamers really know is that it has something to do with reconnecting isolated groups of humans in a post-apocalyptic world. The title also deals with death; each death of the protagonist somehow changes the story and world. Kojima has oddly referred to Death Stranding as creating a new kind of game genre that he’s calling an “action game/strand game (social strand system).” Death Stranding also has a cast list that would make Hollywood jealous, as Norman Reedus, Lindsay Wagner, Guillermo del Toro, and Mads Mikkelsen are all attached to the project.

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According to Eurogamer, Kojima spoke more about Death Stranding at San Diego Comic-Con. He joined film director Nicolas Winding Refn, who also appears in Death Stranding, at the Master Storyteller panel. The two men discussed their different perspectives on storytelling. During the panel, Kojima admitted that Reeves was initially recommended to him for the part of Death Stranding’s villain, but that he insisted upon Mikkelsen instead. Kojima also spoke about his specific brand of storytelling and why he prefers games over movies. He said:

“There’s no reason to create something that’s already there. I want to create something that gives more inspiration to the world. Like Hollywood movies where some don’t live with you, people just digest and consume. What I do is make something that’s difficult to chow down when you digest my work.

What happens when I release my game or when Nicolas releases a movie, we get criticism or praise. But you think about it ten years later, same as Bladerunner or 2001: Space Odyssey.”

It’s not as if Reeves needs the extra work. The John Wick star already has a significant role in CD Projekt Red’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. He is also currently filming Bill & Ted 3. When he’s not busy being the “Internet’s boyfriend,” Reeves spends his time doing interviews with puppies and telling fans that they’re breathtaking. His career is at an all-time high, and his fans can’t seem to get enough of him. It is even possible that he will eventually turn up as a character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future.

Considering Reeves’ current level of fame, some might think that Kojima made a mistake in not casting him in Death Stranding, but anyone who has seen Mikkelsen’s work in Hannibal will probably understand that he was always the better choice for the kind of game that Kojima wanted to make. Fans will know for sure when Death Stranding releases on PlayStation 4 on November 8.

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Source: Eurogamer

2019-07-21 09:07:40

Robin Burks

The Myers-Briggs® Types Of Keanu Reeves Movie Characters

Keanu Reeves has always been one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but 2019 has been an especially big year for him. Not only has he starred in a number of huge acclaimed movies, but the public, in general, seems to have clued into how great of a person he is in real life. Reeves has become a sensation on the internet, making him a beloved figure beyond the movies.

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As charming and kind as Reeves seems in real life, he has also created some classic cinematic characters over the years. Reeves can play the heroic action star just as well as he can play the lovable goofball. If you want to find out which of these characters best fits your own personality, have a look at the Myers Briggs Type Indicator of personality types for Keanu Reeves characters.

10 John Constantine (Constantine): INTP

John Constantine is one of the darker characters Reeves has played. He is a man who is cursed to live among demons and angels while on earth and who knows he must go to Hell when he finally does die. He is also a very determined man who works extremely hard to accomplish his goals.

Like most INTP personalities, Constantine is not an easy person to get along with. He is reserved and doesn’t like getting close to people. He prefers to work alone, but when he is on the job, he’s highly effective. He creates workable theories and investigates until he can find effective solutions to the problems.

9 Duke Caboom (Toy Story 4): INTJ

Duke Caboom is one of the new characters introduced in Toy Story 4 and completely steals the show. Voiced by Reeves, Duke is an action figure who is dubbed as Canada’s greatest stuntman. Sadly he has some trouble following through on his stunts after being rejected by his former owner for not following through on the promise of the commercial.

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Duke’s outrageous personality is a clear INTJ type. Despite his shortcomings, he is a very determined toy that wants nothing more than to give his full effort. He has great vision for his plans and turns them into actions. As we see with his criticism of Woody’s plans, he holds himself and everyone else to high standards.

8 Don John (Much Ado About Nothing): INFJ

Reeves doesn’t often get a chance to play the villain, nor flex his Shakespearan acting muscles, but Much Ado About Nothing gave him the opportunity for both. Reeves plays Don John, the bastard brother of the respected Don Pedro. Don John is bitter about how his bastard status makes him an outcast and devises a plan for revenge.

As an INFJ personality, Don John stays in his own company rather than follow others. He is intuitive about others and is able to exploit that. He is quiet, but driven and will not stop until he sees his plans carried out to the end.

7 Johnny Utah (Point Break): ISTP

Point Break is one of the many classic action films Reeves has starred in and his character of Johnny Utah is one of his best hero roles. Utah is a determined and driven young FBI agent but his ISTP personality really begins to shine through when he gets involved with a group of extreme sport outlaws.

Utah naturally takes to their wild lifestyle as ISTP types are known to be risk-takers. As he becomes closer to the group he’s attempting to shut down, he develops a strong loyalty to them, as well as staying loyal to his job. But despite being a lawman, he’s unconcerned with breaking the rules when needed.

6 Ted Theodore Logan (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure): ESTP

These days, we don’t often get to see the silly side of Keanu Reeves, but that is how he was introduced to many moviegoers with his role as Ted in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures. As a lovable yet dim wannabe rockstar, Ted is one of Reeves’ most entertaining characters and a clear ESTP personality.

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Ted is a doer, not a thinker. Long explanations bore him and he’s more interested in getting the straight answer as quickly and easily as possible. He is a very loyal friend and with great people skills. He is fun-loving and enjoys a fast-paced lifestyle.

5 Keanu Reeves (Always Be My Maybe): ISFP

Always Be My Maybe is a charming Netflix romantic comedy starring Ali Wong and Randall Park as two friends who begin falling for each other. However, it is Reeves who steals the show as an exaggerated version of himself. Reeves is having a lot of fun poking fun at his image and he presents himself as a definite ISFP personality.

Reeves is seen as an incredibly open-minded and thoughtful person, even to an extreme. He is a great admirer of beauty and has a very easy-going approach to anything. He makes a big deal about following his own path and being a free-spirit which feels like it might be close to the real Keanu Reeves.

4 Kevin Lomax (The Devil’s Advocate): INFJ

In The Devil’s Advocate, Kevin Lomax is an extremely successful young lawyer who is hired to work for a big-city law firm. Kevin gradually discovers his new job and new boss are much darker than they first appeared. As we see Kevin’s descent into darkness, we get a sense of his INFJ personality.

Lomax is a noble man who strives to do the right thing. He is continually tested and tempted with sin throughout the film, but ultimately, he resists and does what he thinks is best. He is an extremely hard worker and wants to serve in positions that recognize his talents. He is also intuitive of others which helps make him an excellent lawyer.

3 Neo (The Matrix): INTJ

Neo is a man who goes through some huge changes over the course of the Matrix series. He begins the story as a mild-mannered office worker and gradually becomes the savior of humanity. However, his INTJ personality is quite clear through his entire arc.

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Like other INTJ personalities, Neo looks at the bigger picture and searches for meaning. When he discovers his unique abilities, he strives to become better and pushes himself to extremes. Despite being the person everyone looks to as a leader, he is comfortable following those he trusts.

2 Jack Traven (Speed): INFP

INFP personalities are interested in serving humanity. This fits quite well with the hero-cop character of Jack Traven from Speed. Jack is someone who wants to help people and keep them safe. He is willing to put himself in dangerous situations to ensure he succeeds in his mission of helping the innocent.

Jack is a quick-thinker, able to problem solve in high-stress scenarios. He is also good at adapting. Sometimes his solutions are creative (maybe even dangerous) but he can read a situation and determine the best possible outcome.

1 John Wick (John Wick): ISTJ

John Wick has quickly become one of Reeves’ most iconic characters. Appearing in three movies to date, John Wick is an extremely deadly man who is unstoppable when he sets his mind to something. That certainly sounds like an ISTJ personality.

ISTJ people are very thorough and dependable. If you wrong John Wick, you can depend on him to make sure you’re punished appropriately. He prefers a peaceful life, but when his values and beliefs are targeted, he fights back. He is organized and has clear goals. And he will complete whatever goal he has in mind, no matter how many people he needs to kill.

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2019-07-11 01:07:34

Colin McCormick

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2019-05-16 15:17:19

Keanu Reeves Gave Stranded Plane Passengers A Tour Of Bakersfield – Seriously

Keanu Reeves gave stranded plane passengers a tour of Bakersfield – seriously. At age 54, Reeves arguably remains one of the most versatile and in-demand actors in his field, juggling action adventure roles in films such as the John Wick franchise, voicing a new animated character in the upcoming Toy Story 4, and returning to his beloved role of Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan in the third Bill and Ted film.

It was the latter role in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure that made the easy-going star a household name, however, and since the release of that time-traveling cult favorite, Reeves has watched his career explode – particularly throughout the 1990s with the release of the game-changing Matrix films. Like any star, Reeves has had his share of ups and downs throughout his career, but regardless of what he’s faced, he’s always managed to keep right on going and still come out on top. This never-say-die-attitude has been on display throughout the lengthy journey to get Bill and Ted Face the Music up and running, and most recently, Reeves took on another – albeit much smaller – challenge, and handled it like the consummate pro he is.

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Thanks to a report from Vulture, we’ve learned that during a domestic flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the plane Reeves was on was rerouted to Bakersfield, California, due to a mechanical issue. When Reeves and the other stranded passengers were told that their baggage would not be unloaded from the out-of-commission aircraft for another 3 hours, a van (which may or may not have been organized by Reeves) was procured to drive the remainder of the way to L.A. During the journey, Reeves took it upon himself to give a tour of sorts, reading out facts about Bakersfield from his phone as well as playing music by artists from the local area. Check out the video of some of the road trip below:

As previously mentioned, Reeves is on the verge of delivering a trio of highly anticipated titles. The third chapter of his successful action-thriller John Wick series will arrive in just under two months, followed by a summer release of one of the year’s most anticipated sequels – the fourth and final installment of Toy Story, in which Reeves voices the new character Duke Caboom. Last but certainly not least, Reeves will join longtime pal Alex Winter for a return to the Bill and Ted characters that played no small part in building their careers, with Bill and Ted Face the Music.

With a career that busy, it’s understandable why the internet has been set abuzz by Reeves’ calm behavior in the face of such an unexpected and inconvenient setback. At a time when some stars are criticized for their diva-esque public behavior, it’s indeed charming to see someone of Reeves’ stature not just roll with the punches, but also empathize with those around him. The situation wasn’t ideal for any of the passengers involved, and Reeves was able to use his celebrity status to entertain those affected, turning an otherwise frustrating situation into an event to remember.

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Source: Vulture

2019-03-27 03:03:42

Mike Jones

Keanu Reeves Would Love to Play Wolverine, Even More Than Batman

John Wick franchise star Keanu Reeves says he’d love to play either Wolverine or Batman, but would prefer the X-Men’s resident surly hero. Reeves has certainly had a storied acting career, counting iconic roles like formerly retired assassin John Wick, Bill & Ted’s lovable slacker Ted “Theodore” Logan, and The Matrix’s chosen one Neo among the many entries on his long resume. One thing Reeves hasn’t done is play a major Marvel or DC superhero, outside of his divisive 2005 turn as Constantine’s titular dabbler in the dark arts, which has been largely usurped in the popular consciousness by the more popular Matt Ryan version.

Reeves previously expressed his interest years ago in playing either Wolverine or Batman on film, but lamented that both roles had already been cast before he could try and pursue them. Now, both roles look to be open for the time being. Hugh Jackman has repeatedly insisted he won’t be playing Wolverine again after Logan, and Ben Affleck appears to be headed out of the DCEU fairly soon, judging by the various reports circling around the actor.

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During a recent Screen Geek interview promoting his new movie Replicas, Reeves was once again asked if he’d be up for playing either hero, given the current circumstances. When pressed on which role he’d rather play, Reeves picked Wolverine, putting Batman firmly in the runner-up spot. Reeves was then asked if there were any other superhero roles he’d be interested in, to which the veteran actor gave an unequivocal no.

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While Reeves could conceivably pull off playing either the loose cannon mutant or the stoic Dark Knight – after all, his body of work is a lot more varied than he often gets credit for, and he has a ton of action experience – there’s one big factor standing in the way of his casting: age. Reeves appears perpetually youthful – to the point where some memes posit that he’s a vampire – but he’s 54-years-old, probably too up there to be starting a multi-film franchise commitment, presuming that’s what Marvel or DC is looking for.

On the other hand, if someone wanted to make another one-off about an older Wolverine – or a Logan-style take on an aged Batman – Reeves might be able to slot in fine. Even if Marvel or DC wanted him for either role though, his schedule would likely be a factor, as Reeves works almost constantly. For now, playing either Batman or Wolverine will likely remain a fond dream for the John Wick star, although it’s not hard to see him accepting some superhero role or another before he ultimately retires.

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Source: Screen Geek

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