Keanu Reeves is creating comics with a new superhero that looks a bit like him
Keanu Reeves recently made his comic book writing debut with BRZRKRan exceptionally violent graphic novel about an immortal warrior’s bloody quest for the truth of his existence.
Launched in 2021 with acclaimed illustrator Ron Garney and co-written with New York Times bestseller Matt Kindt, it was the best-selling comic book launch in 30 years, and volume two hit the shelves two weeks ago.
“I love telling stories,” Reeves recently said on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, adding that he always read comic books as a child and gradually picked the ones that best suited his group. ‘age.
He said he loved the classics: Superman, Batman, Spiderman at 12-14, but then moved on to Frank Miller’s more violent works, like The Wolverine.
Noticing that the main character, an 80,000-year-old immortal warrior looked a lot like Reeves, Kimmel asks if that was intentional, to which Reeves began to nod like a 6-year-old child who was just being asked if he wanted to. an ice cream cone.
Ron Garney drew all of the art for the new volume on paper, rather than digitally on a computer, which Reeves says gave it an authentic feeling.
“It’s cool. There’s action, pathos,” Reeves said toward the end of the interview, after Kimmel tried to push the Canadian Reeves to apply for U.S. citizenship, even going so far as to pull out the State Department forms.
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