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Keanu Reeves Cast as Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Another big name has joined the cast for the Hollywood Sonic the Hedgehog movie series! Keanu Reeves will be voicing Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which is scheduled to play on the big screen this December 20.

Meanwhile, multiple actors are reprising their roles, including Ben Schwartz as Sonic, James Mardsen as Sheriff Tom Wachowski, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik. Like the previous two Sonic movies, it’s being directed by Jeff Fowler.

As a character, Shadow got his start in the video game Sonic Adventure 2, which premiered in 2001. He was created by Dr. Robotnik’s grandpa, Professor Gerald Robotnik.

The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie came out in 2020. While there were some concerns about the initial look of Sonic, the character got a makeover, and the film ending up doing incredibly well, globally raking in more than $319 million. The success naturally led to a sequel, which came out in 2022 and also did very well. Idris Elba joined the cast as Knuckles the Echidna for Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

At this time we don’t have a description for the third movie’s storyline.

Paramount gave this description for the original Sonic the Hedgehog movie:

The world needed a hero, we got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic The Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to save the planet in this live-action adventure comedy that’s fun for the whole family.

Source: Deadline


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