Keanu Reeves practically appeared in 'Quick X,' in line with actor Alan Ritchson

  • “Quick X” star Alan Ritchson stated that Keanu Reeves was initially eyed for his position.
  • He informed Leisure Weekly that he took over as Aimes after “issues had shifted within the plans.”
  • Reeves has now been approached twice to look within the “Quick & Livid” universe.

Keanu Reeves was very practically a part of the “Quick & Livid” universe, in line with “Quick X” star Alan Ritchson.

Ritchson made his debut within the newest installment of the blockbuster franchise as Aimes, the brand new chief of the Company, a company looking down Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his allies. 

In a brand new interview with Leisure Weekly, the “Titans” actor stated that he took over the position from Reeves, who was initially eyed to play the antagonist.

“It was just a bit stroke of luck and good timing,” Ritchson stated.

“I used to be engaged on a film with Hilary Swank up in Winnipeg within the freezing chilly, and I received a name that issues had shifted within the plans with Keanu Reeves, which is I feel who was initially meant to play my half. Powerful act to observe.”

Representatives for Reeves and Common Footage didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

Ritchson additionally defined that he thought he had missed his window for the position when he acquired a name final 12 months concerning director Justin Lin’s departure from “Quick X.” French director Louis Leterrier changed Lin as director.

“I received one other name whereas I used to be filming from Jeff Kirschenbaum, who produces ‘Quick,’ and he sounded actual low,” the actor stated. “I used to be like, ‘Oh, God. No matter you have to say, simply say it. I can take it. I am a giant boy.’ He goes, ‘You are not going to be working with Justin on this.’”

Ritchson continued: “I used to be like, ‘Okay … am I nonetheless within the film?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, in fact. We’re excited to work with you, however we have determined to go our separate methods with Justin.’ I used to be like, ‘Okay, you may simply say that subsequent time!’ So I am very grateful that it labored out.”

That is the second time Reeves has been approached for a task within the “Quick & Livid” franchise.

Forward of the 2019 spinoff “Quick & Livid Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” Reeves was additionally thought of to play a villain in that film. 

Director David Leitch later informed The Hollywood Reporter that he spoke to Reeves about taking part in the director of Eteon, a secret terrorist group, however he did not need it to be seen as a stunt casting.

“I additionally wished to ensure that it was sufficient — an actual promise for one thing reliable sooner or later — and wasn’t only a stunt casting position,” Leitch stated. “We began to populate the film with all these different personalities, and I simply did not actually suppose that we would have liked it, though I’d’ve beloved it.”

The “Quick” franchise is legendary for casting a number of huge names in supporting roles or small cameos akin to Dwayne Johnson, Brie Larson, Helen Mirren, and Ryan Reynolds.

“Quick X” is in theaters now.