Keanu Reeves Says No to  Million to Sequel to Famous Movie

Keanu Reeves Says No to $12 Million to Sequel to Famous Movie

Keanu Reeves needs no introduction! Putting him in relation to his role as Neo in The Matrix, that’s not the only major role played by the original star. Chinese Hawaiian. He is best known for his work on The River of Death, while the comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its sequel The Wild Adventures of Bill & Ted brought him critical acclaim. After that, Keanu Reeves starred in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, My Own Private Idaho, the Matrix sequels, but also Speed, seen and re-seen on Disney+. In this 1994 action thriller, he played Jack Traven, an LAPD SWAT officer who works with civilian passenger Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock) to rescue a bus full of hostages from a crazed suicide bomber. As surprising as it may seem, despite the film’s success, Keanu Reeves pulled it off refused to reprise his role in the sequel! So the actor gave it up a $12 million stamp. What are the reasons for his decision?

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Tempo 2: Keanu Reeves turns down $12 million to pursue another project

Speed ​​​​​​2: Cap sur le Danger was released, but without Keanu Reeves. In 2021, during his time on The Graham Norton Show, he revealed why he refused to commit to the sequel: “At the time, I just wasn’t connected to the script. I really wanted to work with Sandra Bullock and loved playing Jack Traven. It was nothing against any of the artists involved in the project.” The decision turned out to be a good one, as Speed ​​2 was a critical and commercial failure. At the same time, Keanu Reeves had agreed import the devil’s advocatea film that grossed $152.9 million from a production budget of $57 million.

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Among the actors once considered as Neo in the Matrix films, Will Smith was one of my favourites. Still, like Keanu Reeves with Speed ​​2, he did not particularly believe in the project. According to The Things, “He felt the creators of the sci-fi franchise were pretty newbies.” At the same time, he had other projects going on. In 2019, Will Smith confided with Fox Chicago that turning down that role is part of it his greatest regret “I would go back to Wild Wild West and be like, ‘Damn, why didn’t you do The Matrix?'”

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