Fast & Furious 10 Needs Keanu Reeves (To Make Up For The Rock’s Snub)
Seeing as The Rock has confirmed he will not return for Fast & Furious 10, the franchise needs a new star to ease that loss, and that star should be Keanu Reeves. Reeves has been thrust back into the forefront of Hollywood action stars for quite a few years now and would be a valuable asset to the Fast & Furious family. The actor has long been attached to the series, and it’s finally time that he makes his mark in the popular action franchise.
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In the wake of The Rock and Vin Diesel’s feud, Diesel extended an invitation for The Rock to return to the franchise after being absent from the most recent installment, F9. The Rock has since rejected the proposal, marking that he will not return to the franchise for any future installments outside of the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff series. Despite the exciting addition of John Cena as Dominic Toretto’s long-lost brother Jakob in F9, the series still needs an actor that revivals the star power of The Rock to fill the void that was left behind by his absence.
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Keanu Reeves would be the perfect addition to the Fast & Furious series as he has proven himself to still be a more than capable action star, with both the John Wick franchise and The Matrix Resurrections being the most recent examples of the star’s driving commitment to extraordinary action sequences and impressive stuntwork. Reeves has charm and wit in spades, and can easily adapt to the silly and chaotic nature of Fast & Furious and the increasingly more daring action set pieces that the series has become known for. In a cast full of likable and charismatic actors, Reeves would fit right into the wild adventures of Dominic Toretto’s crew and could easily be the driving force the franchise needs going forward.
Reeves has also been known to work quite well within an ensemble, sharing the screen with his co-stars and making sure everyone has their own moment to shine. So while Reeves will most likely be a popular addition to the cast, his presence won’t drown out the veteran cast members of the Fast & Furious series, benefitting each member of the ensemble equally, and keeping the friendly banter and humor intact. For a franchise built on the foundation of family, Reeves’ inclusion in Fast & Furious 10 will prove even further the value of an ensemble cast that feels like one unit rather than a couple of stars and some background characters.
After the mixed reception F9 received from both critics and audiences, Keanu Reeves could very well be what the franchise needs to keep audiences on board with the long-running blockbuster series as the mainline story begins to wind down with its 2-part conclusion in the tenth and eleventh installments. The inclusion of The Rock as Luke Hobbs in Fast Five and the subsequent three series entries was a large part of Fast & Furious’ increasing success, and nothing can take that away from The Rock. Luke Hobbs will surely be missed in the main ensemble, but Keanu Reeves can provide a new sense of energy to Fast & Furious 10 and keep the franchise on track.
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