Keanu Reeves superhero Marvel really really wants him to join the MCU

first_img 8 Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit 8:53 32 Photos How I survived the Marvel Studios 22 Movie Marathon Keanu Reeves owns 2019 — and it’s a very excellent adventure Keanu Reeves to star in Cyberpunk 2077, out in April 2020 Reeves’ slow-mo Always Be My Maybe walk works to any song I vote for Keanu Reeves as Johnny Blaze : Ghost Rider .. time to bring him into the MCU @Marvel— Grn.Rngr (@alexxcooleyy) June 20, 2019 More on Keanu Reeves Marvel Others suggest Reeves should be cast as everyone from Silver Surfer to Gambit to Moon Knight.Reeves has made headlines this year for everything from his starring action part in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum to his role as a motorcycle daredevil toy in Toy Story 4 to his upcoming role in the Cyberpunk 2077 video game to a meme-worthy appearance in Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe.There’s also an online petition, with more than 34,000 signatures at press time, urging Time Magazine to make Reeves its person of the year. Keanu in the MCU? He does know kung fu from his Matrix days, after all.Pain heals, and chicks dig scars, but glory lasts forever, Keanu Reeves once told us in The Replacements. Sounds like the perfect motto for a Marvel superhero.And Reeves, who’s having a most excellent and not at all bogus 2019, could join that super-powered universe. A reporter for CNET sister site asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige if the company was planning anything involving Reeves, and indeed, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.”We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige said. “I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”Which hero would he play? Due to Reeves’ love of motorcycles, some suggest Ghost Rider. Now playing: Watch this: Originally published June 19.  But many would like to see Reeves as Adam Warlock, who was created by researchers to be the pinnacle of future human evolution. “Adam Warlock was designed to be the most perfect human and everybody can agree that Keanu Reeves is already the most perfect human there is,” wrote one Twitter user. Adam Warlock was designed to be the most perfect human and everybody can agree that Keanu Reeves is already the most perfect human there is so marvel better cast him— ४ 𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐚 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐤𝐢 ४ (@reevesofloki) June 20, 2019 Comments Share your voice TV and Movies Tagslast_img read more

Rice U student Jenny Wen awarded Watson Fellowship

first_imgAddThis Share1Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsNEWS RELEASEB.J. Almond713-348-6770balmond@rice.eduRice U. student Jenny Wen awarded Watson Fellowship HOUSTON — (March 25, 2013) — Rice University senior Jenny Wen is one of 40 students across the country awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. She will receive $25,000 for 12 months of world travel and independent study.Wen was chosen from 148 finalists culled from more than 700 candidates for the Watson Fellowship.“This year’s fellows are a constellation of remarkable students whose ideas cross as many disciplines as national borders,” said Chris Kasabach, director of the Watson Foundation. “For 45 years, this has been the hallmark of the Watson — a boundless year of purposeful, independent discovery that forever shapes a fellow’s view of themselves and the world around them.”Rice is one of only 40 schools eligible to nominate students for the Watson Fellowship, said Caroline Quenemoen, Rice’s director of fellowships and undergraduate research. “We’re grateful to the Watson Foundation for making it possible for our students to pursue their educational interests around the world.”After Wen graduates from Rice in May, she plans to study female survivors of sexual assault in vastly different cultural, historical and social contexts to see how they navigate each region’s legal systems, cultural norms and health care resources to overcome obstacles and regain empowerment.She will visit Sweden, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Peru to interview survivors, advocates, law enforcement and the survivors’ medical and legal counsel. She also will observe and participate in educational and awareness campaigns and lobbying efforts. She plans to share her experience via her blog and build a global partnership among advocacy organizations.After her Watson journey, Wen plans to earn an M.D. and a master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.“My dream is to become an obstetrician/gynecologist and a public health worker in an underdeveloped country,” said Wen, who is majoring in psychology and minoring in Rice’s Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities (PJHC) program. “I want to serve underprivileged and battered women and implement initiatives that integrate the promotion of sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and advocacy against gender-based violence.”Born in Beijing and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Wen came to Rice in 2009.“Rice University has provided Jenny a range of opportunities in and out of the classroom to acquire a broad perspective on gender inequity and to help those less fortunate in the U.S. and abroad,” Quenemoen said.As a research assistant for Rice Professor of Psychology and Management Mikki Hebl, Wen examined the impact of gender differences in the work place. While a Gateway Fellow studying abroad for a semester in Geneva, Wen completed an independent research project on women’s health care access in Switzerland and Morocco that won the Best Paper Award at the World Youth Leaders’ Forum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.A vocal advocate for women’s rights and social justice, Wen has volunteered at women’s shelters and health clinics in the U.S., Ghana and Nepal through Rice’s Alternative Spring Break program and as a PJHC service intern. She co-founded Fund Recruit Educate Empower (FREE), a partnership with nonprofits in Houston to raise awareness of and funding for victims of human trafficking, and she presented the program at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative — University Conference.On campus, Wen also is an advocate for student health and wellness. She is the current co-president of Rice Health Advisers, a volunteer peer-education program on physical and mental health, and has been actively involved in Peer Academic Advisers, Orientation Week advising, the Student Association and government at her residential college — McMurtry College — which honored her with a service award two consecutive years.“I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities Rice has given me and the support of such a loving and inspiring community,” Wen said.The Thomas J. Watson Foundation was created in 1961 as a charitable trust by Mrs. Thomas Watson Sr. in honor of her late husband, the founder of IBM. The Watsons’ children established the fellowship program in 1968 in recognition of their parents’ long-standing interest in education and world affairs. More than 2,700 Watson Fellowships have been awarded.# # #This release can be found online at photo of Jenny Wen can be downloaded here: on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005last_img read more