The Matrix star Keanu Reeves has revealed he tried to claw his way into the X-Men franchise as Wolverine and put his name forward to portray Batman in director Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
The movie star lost out to Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale and admits both peers did a great job as comic book superheroes.
He tells Moviefone.com, "I always wanted to play Wolverine, but I didn't get that. And they have a great Wolverine now.
"I always wanted to play the Dark Knight but I didn't get that one (either). They've had some great Batmans."
Reeves is now hoping his blockbuster comeback in action film John Wick will help him land a few huge roles in the future.
He tells Indiewire.com, "I haven't been getting many offers from the studios... It sucks, but it's just the way it is."