Keanu Reeves has earned himself the reputation as the nicest guy in Hollywood. Having starred in some absolute classics over the years – from Bill and Ted to The Matrix to John Wick – he’s proved his acting chops as a leading performer.
What’s more, the dude has been secretly donating millions of dollars of his paychecks to good causes, he runs a private foundation that benefits cancer research and children’s hospitals and he’s taken pay cuts from films he’s worked on so others could star.
In short, Reeves is an all-round good guy – which is why he’s in a bit of a ‘man of the moment’ situation right now. So much so that an online petition was launched to get him named as Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year.
In a separate corner of the internet, writer and artist Crystal Ro released her illustrations of Keanu portrayed as a variety of different Disney princes. They’re all dreamy in their own special way.
The artist works for Buzzfeed and so was initially going to only post them on the site, but she later decided to share them on her Instagram account because, let’s face it, they’re fabulous.
So now you can imagine Keanu’s glorious face as the hunky hero in all of the House of Mouse’s classic animations, including Snow White, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid.
And Crystal’s reasoning behind the collection is just perfect: “I drew Keanu as Disney Princes because it felt right.”
Damn straight. Here’s hoping these illustrations lead to the actor starring in one of the Disney live-action remakes.
Although that’s yet to be seen, it’s looking likelier the star could eventually wind up joining the MCU.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked about potential recruits for the MCU while at the Spider-Man: Far From Home press conference earlier this week, when the subject of Reeves came up.
“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” said Feige. “We talk to Keanu Reeves about. I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”
If Keanu does ever agree, it’ll be him and Paul Rudd head-to-head as the MCU’s most beloved cape-wearer. Can we choose both?