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Keanu Reeves to voice Shadow in Sonic 3 movie, says report

When Sega dubbed 2024 the year of Shadow the Hedgehog, the corporate actually wasn’t kidding. Now, it’s wanting like beloved actor Keanu Reeves stands out as the voice of Sonic’s rival in 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 in the upcoming Sonic 3 movie. The post-credits teaser in Sonic 2 confirmed a short have 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 currently. He continues to star as John Wick in the collection of the identical title. John Wick: Chapter 4 got here out in 2023 and positively 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 likewise appeared as himself in the CGI SpongeBob film. Followers must wait to see simply how he’ll method voicing the broody Sonic character.

The Sonic live-action casting continues to deliver in one of the best 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 collection 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 collection.

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

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

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