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Keanu Reeves Joins Sonic the Hedgehog 3 As Shadow

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Keanu Reeves is joining Sonic the Hedgehog 3 as Shadow.

Keanu Reeves is set to join the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, along with returning cast members such as James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Lee Majdoub, Idris Elba and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik. It surprises many, as Carrey had previously announced he would retire from acting. In addition to the returning cast, new members, including  Alyla Browne, Cristo Fernández, James Wolk, Krysten Ritter, Sofia Pernas, and Jorma Taccone, will also be joining the cast.

Just last week, Sega dubbed 2024 The Year of Shadow, dropping a trailer and promising we’d see more of the Ultimate Lifeform.

Shadow emerges from cryostasis in Sonic the Hedgehog 2‘s post-credits scene.

The Sonic franchise, owned by Paramount, began with the release of Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020. The movie exceeded expectations, grossing $319 million worldwide, and became a breakthrough hit in the video game genre. The sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, was released in 2022 and performed even better, grossing $404 million globally.

Later this month, Paramount+ will air a six-episode season of Knuckles starring Idris Elba and Adam Pally.