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Keanu Reeves to play comic book character at Netflix

Keanu Reeves will play “Brzrkr”, the title character in BOOM Studios 12-issue comic series, in a new feature film and anime spin-off series.

The comic is created by Keanu Reeves, written by Reeves and New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt, and illustrated by famed Marvel artist Ron Garney with colors by Bill Crabtree, letters by Clem Robins, and character designs and covers by Rafael Grampá.

Reeves, who recently wrapped “The Matrix 4”, had been developing the comic for a number of years.

“Brzrkr” is a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages. The man known only as “B” is half-mortal and half-god, , cursed and compelled to violence… even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the earth for centuries, B may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence… and how to end it.

The anime series will further expand the “Brzkr” universe by exploring different elements of the story. In the series, Reeves will reprise his role and voice his character.

This is a 12-issue limited series published by Boom! Studios, with the first issue having launched on March 3, 2021.

The inaugural issue has already sold over 615,000, making it the highest-selling launch in almost thirty years.

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