Keanu Reeves open to reprising ‘Speed’ role on one condition
The ‘John Wick’ star says there’s only one thing that could get him and Sandra Bullock to do ‘Speed 3′
Keanu Reeves has had plenty of successful, iconic roles throughout his career. He is best known for his role in the ‘John Wick’ series, which recently released a fourth sequel.
Although, the majority of Reeves’ attention lately has been on his role in ‘John Wick,’ fans are wondering if he would return to previous sequels he’s done in the past, particularly the ‘Speed’ movies.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Reeves was asked what could potentially get him and fellow costar Sandra Bullock back on set to create a ‘Speed 3′ film. To which Reeves replied with a simple request.
“A great story, a great script,” Reeves explained.
Next year, the original ‘Speed’ movie will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The 1994 movie was directed by Jan de Bont and ended up grossing just over $350 million worldwide with a modest budget of $30 to $37 million.
The film was also praised at the Oscars and ended up winning two Academy Awards for Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Sound. Following the successful ‘Speed,’ a sequel, ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control,’ was released in 1997.
Reeves did not return for this film, but Bullock did reprise her role while she was joined by newcomers Willem Dafoe and Jason Patric.
However, Bullock and Reeves would end up reuniting on screen over a decade later for the fantasy romance film ‘The Lake House,’ which was released in 2006.
Sandra Bullock has also toyed with the idea of a ‘Speed 3,’ while promoting her film 2022 ‘The Lost City,’ with costar Daniel Radcliffe she was asked about the idea of a third movie.
Bullock told FOX 5 New York’s Rosanna Scotto that she would be interested in a ‘Speed 3′ but only if Radcliffe directed it.
“Speed 3: Horsepower, [Sandra] on a horse—My friends have been pitching it to me,” Radcliffe joked.
Bullock responded, “If Daniel would direct Speed 3: Horsepower…that’s what’ll get me out of the house.” Radcliffe added, “Don’t threaten me with a good time.”