Velocity Director needs Keanu Reeves to be again within the driver’s seat for Velocity 3
There’s a bomb on a bus. As soon as the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it explodes. Such a beautiful, simple requirement for an action film that led director Jan de Bont to come up with a formula that was copied over and over again but never surpassed. The 1994 hit movie, speedis one of de Bont’s best films, as well as one of superstar Keanu Reeves’ best films, but would the director ever return to a follow-up?
“It depends on what the story is I think. In general, I’m not a huge fan of sequels. I had my contract stipulated that I would do a sequel. If you have to, you have to have the cast to do it want to come back too, otherwise you’ll have to tell a whole new movie. Because some of the first ones were so much about him and about him, there was a bit of the awkwardness in him of being a hero. And that awkwardness of being able being, being a hero is … it worked really well for him, but it doesn’t work well for other actors. And it’s really hard to get that feeling back. ”
While Jan de Bont is a bit vague about whether or not a sequel is planned, the director sounds like he’s keen to woo Keanu Reeves to return should Speed 3 ever come to fruition.
The first speed follows Keanu Reeves as LAPD officer Jack Traven trying to prevent a bus that has been tampered with by a crazy bomber (Dennis Hopper) from exploding. Here’s the catch: the bus bomb arms itself once the bus hits 50 mph and explodes if the bus subsequently drops below 50 mph, leading to all kinds of high octane actions. Speed with Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton and Jeff Daniels is now the epitome of the popcorn action thriller.
A critically planned sequel, Speed 2: cruise controlwas released June 13, 1997, but the less said about it, the better. No doubt a third speed movie with Keanu Reeves in the driver’s seat would erase all bad memories of the poorly planned second movie.
Of course, Reeves has grown as an action hero on the big screen since then, and the beloved actor has started not one but two major franchises in The Matrix and John Wick. Regarding the latter, Reeves recently stated that he would go “As far as my legs can take me. As far as the audience will,” when asked how long he plans to play the role of the dog-loving assassin.
After three John Wick films, Lionsgate has already confirmed that not only will we get John Wick 4, but that John Wick 5 has already been given the go-ahead, although the fourth film has not even started with the main photography.
As for The Matrix, while we know certain details of the plot of the upcoming fourth film remain a mystery, we do know that Reeves will play the role of Neo again, even though the character appears to be in the 2003 finale of The Matrix Reloaded was killed.
Until the news of Speed 3 arrives to make all our faces smile, viewers will be able to see Reeves on The Matrix 4 on December 22, 2021 on the big screen. John Wick 4 will be released on May 27, 2022. This comes to us from Collider.
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