Jillian Bell Joins Bill and Ted Face the Music Cast

Bill and Ted Face the Music started shooting earlier this week, and spy photos have already caught Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter on set with a certain time traveling phone booth. But even though the movie is already filming, a new cast member was just revealed for the sci-fi comedy sequel.

Jillian Bell, best known for her breakout role in the Comedy Central series Workaholics, has landed a role in the Bill and Ted Face the Music cast that will see her interacting with both of the titular characters.  Read More »

Bill and Ted Face the Music

After years of anticipation and development, we’re finally getting a sequel to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Production on Bill and Ted Face the Music officially started today in New Orleans. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are in the bayou to shoot the film, which has been decades in the making. Naturally, the first photo from the film’s set has made its way online. Check out our first look at Bill and Ted Face the Music below. Read More »

Toy Story 4 Recording Sessions - Keanu Reeves

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch recording sessions with the cast of Toy Story 4, including Keanu Reeves as Duke Caboom. Plus, see Tom Hanks and Tim Allen chum around with each other after being friends for nearly 25 years, and see how Tom Hanks ruins the publicity talking points given to him by The Walt Disney Company for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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toy story 4 keanu reeves

At first glance, casting Keanu Reeves as a blustering Canadian motorcycle stuntman toy in Toy Story 4 would seem like a piece of stunt casting — an easy character gag that wouldn’t require Reeves (himself a Canadian motorcycle enthusiast with a taste for danger) to stretch his acting chops too much. And that’s how Duke Caboom was envisioned by the creative team behind Toy Story 4: a one-gimmick side character.

But when producers Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera, and director Josh Cooley sat down with Reeves to discuss working in Toy Story 4, Reeves’ enthusiasm and passion for a little stuntman toy helped turn Duke Caboom from a side gag into a fully-formed character. /Film sat down with Nielsen, Rivera, and Cooley (the full interview will run soon) to find out how Reeves took part in the creative process for Duke Caboom.

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Keanu Reeves in the MCU

I just want what’s best for Keanu Reeves, and so does Kevin Feige. The Marvel Studios president was recently asked if Reeves would ever pop up somewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and according to Feige, there’s nothing he’d like more. But he has to find the “right way to do it” first.

In addition to the possibility of Keanu Reeves in the MCU, Feige also commented on the prospects of a Venom/Spider-Man crossover movie sometime in the future. That probably won’t involve Keanu Reeves, though – so do you really care?

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bill and ted 3 production begins

After long years of rumors and failed talks, the Bill and Ted 3 production begins. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are bringing back the band in Bill & Ted Face the Music, which kicked off production with a gratitude and nostalgia-filled post from Winter, who praised writer Ed Solomon, the writer of the original Bill & Ted movies, for being the rock that holds the bodacious family together.

And speaking of family, Solomon also teased a few comparison shots of young Reeves and Winter with their daughters played by Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine, who show an uncanny resemblance to the excellent duo.

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bill and ted face the music cast

Bill & Ted Face the Music will be adding an actual musician to its increasingly impressive cast. The cast has added Kid Cudi in an undisclosed but “significant” role in the third installment of the time-traveling comedy franchise starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as the two truly bodacious dudes.

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(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: Keanu Reeves never needed a comeback and the underrated Street Kings proves it.)

Keanu Reeves has been in the public consciousness since the mid-80s, and while he’s had his ups and downs success-wise, he’s currently enjoying the biggest popularity wave of his career. That’s no small thing as he’s been in a whopping 64 movies since his debut in 1986’s Youngblood with a filmography that includes critical darlings (River’s Edge, 1986; My Own Private Idaho, 1991) and box-office hits (Speed, 1994; The Matrix, 1999). As an example of how quickly his tides can turn, Reeves made three movies in 2018, but while you might have caught Destination Wedding – and you’re a fool who hates love if you haven’t – you probably haven’t even heard of Siberia or Replicas. Just one year later, though, and Reeves is a global sensation again thanks to John Wick: Chapter 3, Always Be My Maybe, and the upcoming Toy Story 4.

This past weekend even saw him take the stage at E3 to help announce his role in a new video game called Cyberpunk 2077.

So, yeah, I’m thinking Keanu Reeves is back, and with this newly invigorated interest in all things Keanu, I’m hoping people take the time to dig into his extensive and varied filmography to seek out some gems they may have missed along the way. Man of Tai Chi (2013) is a fun flick with terrific fight action, The Replacements (2000) is a sweetly satisfying underdog sports tale, and The Night Before (1988) sees him sell Lori Loughlin to a pimp. How are you not already heading to the video store?!

If I could only pick one of his past films for people to rediscover, though, it would be David Ayer’s Street Kings (2008). Yes, the same Street Kings currently sitting at 36% on Rotten Tomatoes alongside an underwhelming 58% audience score.

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cyberpunk 2077 trailer

This is Keanu Reeves‘ world and we’re all just living in it. On top of the smash box office success of the sublime John Wick: Chapter 3, an all-time great cameo in the Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe, a scene-stealing role in the upcoming Toy Story 4, and being the subject of yet another wholesome meme, Keanu Reeves has already won 2019. But even now, Reeves won’t slow down, pulling out yet another show-stopping appearance in the highly anticipated CD Projekt Red video game Cyberpunk 2077. Watch the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer to hear Keanu Reeves berate you in his gruff, chocolate-y voice.

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Always Be My Maybe Keanu Reeves Cameo

At this point, it’s unlikely that you’re not a Netflix subscriber. So why are we showing you a clip from the romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe that is currently available to watch in its entirety on Netflix? Well, you might need some convincing to watch the movie starring Randall Park and Ali Wong, and this clip showing part of the raucously hilarious cameo by Speed, The Matrix and John Wick star Keanu Reeves is absolutely exquisite in its execution. It’s easily one of the best cameos of all time. Watch the Always Be My Maybe Keanu Reeves cameo below, and thank us later. Read More »