Keanu Reeves Envisions a Hit with Sandra Bullock in 'Speed 3'

Reeves and Bullock contemplate a nostalgic cinematic reunion.

by Nouman Rasool
Keanu Reeves Envisions a Hit with Sandra Bullock in 'Speed 3'
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As the original movie, "Speed," approaches the 30-year mark, fans have been whipped into a lather over tantalizing comments surrounding a potential third movie by the original stars, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. The dynamic duo dropped by the "50 MPH" podcast as part of reminiscing over the 1994 blockbuster to speculate what a future project could hold.

During the engaging discussion, which also featured co-stars Jeff Daniels, Alan Ruck, and Dennis Hopper, Reeves expressed enthusiasm about reuniting with Bullock on screen. "I mean, you know—we'd freakin' knock it out of the park," he declared, capturing the hearts of listeners with his palpable excitement.

Bullock, sharing in the sentiment, playfully pondered the logistics of their potential 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.

"So are we on some kind of little scooters here at Disneyland?" she quipped, with her typical comedic flair that has endeared audience members to her worldwide.

Unfinished Cinematic Journey

Reflecting on their cinematic journey, Reeves pointed out the special bond they share, both on and off the screen.

"It does feel like there is a siren call to it, like there's something that wasn't done," he mused. "I would love to work with you again before our eyes close." Their conversation not only highlighted their personal chemistry but also revisited the sequel, "Speed 2: Cruise Control," which did not feature Reeves.

Bullock candidly expressed regret over her participation in the sequel, which did not resonate as well with audiences. Despite the second film's reception, both actors fondly recalled their experiences on the original "Speed" set.

Reeves noted the special connection between their characters, Jack and Annie, which differed from their own, but was pivotal to the film's success. "We had an affection," he said. "And I think we played off each other and it was just fun." Bullock also emphasized the deep trust and camaraderie they developed, which allowed them to take creative risks.

"I felt very comfortable with Keanu," she explained. "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.' "

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