No movie star on the planet in the past two weeks or so has been getting the kind of kudos that Keanu Reeves has been – so much so it has already been dubbed the Keanuaissance.
It softly began with the release of “John Wick – Chapter 3” in cinemas a few weeks ago, but really steamrolled forward recently with multiple Reeves-related things hitting all at once.
Reeves delivered a scene-stealing cameo in Ali Wong’s Netflix rom-com “Always Be My Maybe” at the end of May. A week later he popped up on the E3 panel for CD Projekt Red’s “Cyberpunk 2077” where he stole the entire show.
Then the flood really began with a video tweet of him acting like a kid raving about making movies, then his appearance at a screening of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Too Old to Die Young” series, then some B-roll footage of him recording lines for “Toy Story 4”.
For a few days there, the 54-year-old Reeves was everywhere and became an internet sensation. Talking about his success at the “Toy Story 4” premiere in Hollywood, he tells People:
“It’s been really nice and special for me. Just how well the John Wick film was received, and then also recently with Always Be My Maybe, and then being connected with CD Projekt Red. I’ve just had the chance to be working with really cool people and be a part of really cool projects. And so to be here with Toy Story 4 is a lot of fun. It’s nice when it’s nice.”
He was then told he’s been dubbed the ‘internet’s newest boyfriend’ to which he responded: “I’ve been what? That’s, uh, that’s wacky. Well, the positivity’s great.” Reeves will soon start filming “Bill & Ted Face The Music,” the long-awaited sequel to his early 1990s hits with that film arriving August 20th 2020.
— #Zeldathon (@ArcanaLegacy) June 9, 2019
— Keanu Planet (@keanuplanet) June 7, 2019