Keanu Reeves will reportedly play Shadow within the Sonic 3 film

When Sega dubbed 2024 the 12 months of Shadow the Hedgehog, the corporate actually wasn’t kidding. Now, it’s wanting like beloved actor Keanu Reeves will be the voice of Sonic’s rival within the Sonic 3 film. The casting was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, citing a number of nameless sources.

Paramount is about to launch Sonic 3 on Dec. 20, 2024. Followers at all times knew that Shadow would make an look within the upcoming Sonic 3 movie. The post-credits teaser in Sonic 2 confirmed a quick take a look at him, however Sega has but to formally reveal who will play him on display screen.

Phrase of Reeves’ involvement, if true, comes as a little bit of a shock, however he has been sustaining a gentle tempo of labor recently. He continues to star as John Wick within the sequence of the identical identify. John Wick: Chapter 4 got here out in 2023 and undoubtedly leans into the actor’s knack for motion, however Reeves appears down for time. He performed Johnny Silverhand in CD Projekt Crimson’s Cyberpunk 2077 and in addition appeared as himself within the CGI SpongeBob film. Followers should wait to see simply how he’ll strategy voicing the broody Sonic character.

The Sonic live-action casting continues to usher in the most effective of each the online game and the cinematic world. Hollywood stars like Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey have introduced new life to characters like Sonic and Dr. Robotnik, respectively. Nevertheless, die-hard followers of the sport and animated sequence get to relish in performances like that of Colleen O’Shaughnessey, who performed Tails in Sonic 2 and former Sonic media just like the video games and animated sequence.

The information comes simply earlier than the arrival of Knuckles, Paramount’s live-action spinoff starring the enduring echidna. Idris Elba, who performs Knuckles in Sonic 2, will reprise his function within the six-episode sequence later this month. So if this potential casting has bought you excited for extra live-action Sonic content material, know that Knuckles will stream solely on Paramount Plus starting April 26.

Replace: We’ve added launch info for the movie Sonic 3 to this story.

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