Keanu Reeves surprises E3 with meme-worthy cameoand we can barely handle it
Keanu Reeves is a man on fire.
Reeves recently starred in the third installment of the John Wick franchise and appeared in hit Netflix rom-com in addition to being acknowledged as one of the internet’s collective heartthrobs. Reeves has also displayed his chops as possibly an amateur philosopher.One place fans really didnt expect Keanu to show up, however, was Microsofts E3 conference.
To promote CD Projekt Red’s upcoming gameCyberpunk 2077, Reeves took the stage Sunday much to the delight of the entire E3 crowd. Although he was clearly reading copy from a teleprompter, Reeves’s natural charisma and the fact that he legitimately seemed to be having fun onstage completely won the crowd over. That performance, and the news that followed inspired instant memes.
Youre breathtaking! shouted an audience member at him. Reeves immediately returned the compliment, providing what will surely be one of E3 2019’s most endearing moments.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 9, 2019
— Wario64 (@Wario64) June 10, 2019
After Reeves’ time onstage at E3, people online could not contain their joy at his appearance during the annual game conference and it spouted positive and playful memes.
— Grubb (@JeffGrubb) June 9, 2019
keanu has become the ultimate marketing tool. every misstep, every transgression overshadowed by a single application of keanu. we're five years short of an all keanu e3, with each publisher rapidly accumulating clones in a horrific and unwinnable keanu arms race
— moth dad gone hiking (@innesmck) June 9, 2019
mom said it's my turn on the xbox pic.twitter.com/NPuRafpPJ5
— Megan Farokhmanesh @ E3 (@Megan_Nicolett) June 9, 2019
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in real life in movies pic.twitter.com/vlDdPi2rem
— tessa (@sherlockify) June 10, 2019
Reeves’ appearance was not just a wise publicity move. During the release date reveal trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, we learned that Reeves would have a starring role in the game. Memes of this followed as well.
— Jay (@highonthighs) June 10, 2019
— lashman (@RobotBrush) June 9, 2019
Cyberpunk 2077 is out April 16, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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