Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock Eager to "Knock It Out of the Park" with Potential 'Speed 3'

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock Eager to "Knock It Out of the Park" with Potential 'Speed 3'
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Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock have expressed enthusiasm for reuniting on screen for a possible third installment of the iconic action-thriller, 'Speed'. The pair recently discussed the prospect during their appearance on the 50 MPH podcast, joined by fellow cast members from the original 1994 film, including Jeff Daniels, Alan Ruck, and the late Dennis Hopper.

In the conversation about returning to the adrenaline-fueled world of 'Speed', Reeves, famed for his role in 'The Matrix', conveyed a high level of excitement. “I mean, you know — we’d freakin’ knock it out of the park,” he proclaimed. Bullock, sharing similar sentiments, joked about their potential on-screen reunion. “Before I die, before I leave this planet, I do think that Keanu and I need to do something in front of the camera. Are we, you know, in wheelchairs or with walkers? Maybe. Are we on little scooters at Disneyland?” she mused.

Reeves also acknowledged the special allure of reuniting with Bullock for another chapter in their cinematic saga. “It does feel like there is a siren call to it, like there’s something that wasn’t done,” he reflected. “I would love to work with you again before our eyes close.”

Despite their evident enthusiasm, Reeves emphasized that any potential sequel would have to happen organically and not be forced. This sentiment underscores both actors' commitment to quality and their cherished memories of working together.

Reflecting on their initial collaboration in 'Speed', where Reeves and Bullock's characters, Jack and Annie, captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, Reeves commented on their on-screen chemistry. “We had an affection,” he said. “And the characters themselves have an affection. I think Jack and Annie’s is different than Sandra’s and Keanu’s, but I think we played off each other and I think it was just fun. I think, also, we kind of trusted each other, right?”

Bullock reciprocated these feelings, highlighting the deep trust that formed the foundation of their dynamic partnership. “I felt very comfortable with Keanu,” she remarked. “There was nothing that I couldn’t try or do or say that he wouldn’t have, I felt, fought for me to do or say or try, and that kind of trust is very rare with actors. Anytime I threw something his way, he swatted it right back and you just go, ‘OK, there’s my partner.’”

While Bullock starred in 'Speed 2: Cruise Control' without Reeves, she has in past interviews expressed some regret about the sequel, which did not fare well critically. However, both actors fondly recall their time on the original film, suggesting that a reunion could rekindle the magic that made 'Speed' a standout movie in the action genre.

Fans of the original film and its lead actors are likely to be thrilled at the prospect of seeing Reeves and Bullock together again, bringing their unique chemistry back to the big screen. Whether 'Speed 3' speeds into theaters remains to be seen, but the idea certainly has the stars' blessing, and perhaps, more importantly, their heartfelt desire to collaborate once more.