Evoking in an interview with Esquire two of his famous incarnations, Keanu Reeves is not very enthusiastic at the idea of seeing his two characters possibly coming to swell the ranks of the bloody franchise …
In an interview (video) given to Esquire magazine brewing a rather broad spectrum of questions, Keanu Reeves evokes in particular two of the characters he played, John Wick and of course Neo from the Matrix saga. Two iconic characters on whom he is asked if they could join the Kombattants roster of the franchise Mortal Kombat.
“If it was up to me? No. Mortal Kombat is great in so many ways, but I think … You know, Neo and John Wick, they do their stuff in their corners. Mortal Kombat too.” So no mixing of genres.
An answer that will surely hurt Ed Boon, the creator of the video game franchise Mortal Kombat, who dreamed to integrate these two characters in Mortal Kombat 11. The point is that the saga Matrix is produced by Warner, who also owns the studio NetherRealm, creator of the video game franchise. In 2019, Ed Boon, again, told the site Game Informer being very close to integrating Néo into the line up of the game’s fighters Injustice 2, but the deal did not materialize. Still, Keanu Reeves may prefer to see himself in the skin of Johnny Silverhand, his digital counterpart in the game Cyberpunk 2077 !