Fast X could be much bigger than we thought. The question of Keanu Reeves in the saga would have caused a historic meeting.
Keanu Reeves was very close to making history in Fast X. The emblematic protagonist of John Wick: Chapter 4 was initially considered one of the villains of the tenth installment of the saga. A character that finally fell into the hands of Alan Ritchson. But that, in the first instance, he was hanging around the office of the Matrix actor. Can you imagine Reeves in this franchise?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Alan Ritchson has revealed that Keanu Reeves had been in talks to play Aimes, head of The Agency and one of the villains of the tenth installment of the franchise.. “It was a lucky break and a good time,” said the Fast X actor. “I was working on a movie with Hilary Swank in Winnipeg, it was freezing cold, and they called me to say that the plans with Reeves, which I think who was going to play my part, they had changed. A difficult role to follow”.
The story that never was of an actor and a saga that sought each other
This isn’t the first time that Keanu Reeves has been considered to join the Fast and Furious franchise. The screenwriter of the saga, Chris Morgan, shared that the John Wick actor had been in talks to join the film series in the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff. In the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham film, the actor would have played the voice in charge of the Eteon organization. As for Alan Ritchson, the actor joined Fast X in May 2022. Known for his breakout role as the titular Jack Reacher on the Prime Video series Reacher, Ritchson also portrayed Hank Hall/Hawk on HBO Max’s Titans. until the character’s death in the third season.