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Take that as you will but this Weekend Reeves was trending on Twitter.
Mostly Reeves made an appearance this weekend at E3 Xbox Press conference. E3 short Electronic Entertainment Expo held each year in in Los Angeles, where electronic fans,reporters , and game industry professionals gather to learn more about what’s to come in the game industry. In surprise appearance Reeves announced his involvement in Cyber Punk 2077 a game reveleaved at the Xbox Press Conference held at E3. CyberPunk 2077 (view trailer here) seems to be an action adventure game, fans can expect to play it next April. A virtual rendering of Reeves makes a cameo appearance little is known of what role he will actually play.
Keanu Reeves is playing a toy in the latest installment of Pixar’s Toy Story, he voices a character named Duke Kaboom. A character is a parody of Evil Kenevil a stunt who gained prominence in the 70s. Many were delighted in a recent video that surfaced on social media this past weekend view this video here.
Reeves was also cast in Romantic Comedy Always Be My Maybe as a supporting character who was one of three suitors all vying for Ali Wong’s character. Many were delighted for the film itself because Asian Americans are not often seen as Romantic leads in American made films. Many were tickled to see Reeves typically cast as an action hero in this comedic role, the character himself making a mockery of his serious demeanor. Always Be My Maybe is now streaming on Netflix. One of NPOC staff covered it , take a gander at this .
Many people know Reeves from the successful John Wick series and the Matrix trilogy. It’s not doubt that Reeves is a Hollywood heavyweight. Many people don’t see him as a person of color. While Reeves is often cast as a white person, he himself is not colorblind. He has cited his Asian heritage on multiple occasions as seen here, he knows he cannot speak for the entire community.
While we know that Hollywood and American Media needs more Asian representation the sudden resurgence in Keanu Reeves is promising.
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