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Ian Goldstein
October 08, 2015 AT 02:52 PM EDT

Ever wonder why Keanu Reeves was absent from that not-so-great Speed sequel?

In addition to filming a faux sequel to his classic 1994 film, Reeves told Jimmy Kimmel why he wasn’t in Speed 2: Cruise Control on Wednesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

“I didn’t get to be in that,” Reeves said before correcting himself. “Well I decided not to be in that.”

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The actor said he loved working with Sandra Bullock and director Jan de Bont, but couldn’t get into the script for the sequel.

“It was about a cruise ship and I was like okay, speed cruise ship … not so fast … cruise ship is even slower than a bus.”

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