Keanu Reeves Wants to Return for 'Speed 3'?
by B. Alan Orange
After bailing on 'Speed 2' and saying for years that he would never return to the franchise, Keanu Reeves might want to do 'Speed 3'.
Speed 2: Cruise Control is one of the greatest 'bad' sequels ever made and part of it's charm is the absence of original Speed star Keanu Reeves who refused to participate. This left Sandra Bullock alone on a cruise ship with Jason Patric for a premise that was too over the top to take seriously. For years, Keanu Reeves has balked at returning as Officer Jack Traven, the role that put him on the action hero map (though Point Break came a few years before hand). Now, it sounds like Keanu might be changing his tune.
A certified action icon after taking on the role of Neo in The Matrix and it's sequels, Keanu Reeves was at Fantastic Fest this past week where he was promoting his return to the genre in John Wick. In the movie he plays a deadly assassin out to avenge the death of his dog and retrieve his vintage sports car. It was a favorite at the Festival, and while speaking with The Nerdist, Keanu Reeves actually says 'sure' to the idea of returning for Speed 3.
Oh, my gosh! Speed 3: Redemption! Sure...You know what I mean? Jack Traven just dusting it off!"
Last year when he was asked about returning as Jack Traven, the actor seemed annoyed with the question and replied:
"That bus has left."
That was before every 90s property suddenly became a hot commodity both on the big screen and on TV. While Keanu Reeves's answer is a little on the jokey side, its entirely possible that we could see him returning to this legendary role from 1994 that was the 8th highest grossing movie of that year with $121.2 million domestically and $350 million globally. It seems the film's staying power in its 20th anniversary is starting to change Keanu's mind just a little bit.
Do you want to see Keanu Reeves return in Speed 3? If so, which mode of transportation should he be on this time? Or should he get back on the bus? You can check out his interview here.