Keanu Reeves Asked For Double The Workload On Cyberpunk 2077

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Cyberpunk 2077 got a big reception at E3 2019 thanks to the surprise reveal of the character Johnny Silverhand, played by the much-loved actor Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix). The character is actually showing up more than CD Projekt Red originally planned, though, thanks to Reeves himself, whose enthusiasm for the role led to its expansion.

WCCF Tech reports that at the Lucca Comics and Games festival, voice actor Luca Ward said that his recording time had been doubled thanks to Reeves pushing for Silverhand to have more time. The report, translated from an Italian interview, suggests that Reeves was enjoying playing the part and asked to have a bigger presence in the game.

We had previously heard a similar account from senior level designer Miles Tost about Reeves' affinity for the character and world. Tost said because Reeves is known for cyberpunk-like stories such as The Matrix and Johnny Mnemonic, it was "a very natural match made in heaven." He also said Reeves seemed "very passionate about the project and the role he's playing."

Reeves' surprise stage appearance at Microsoft's E3 conference made him one of the unexpected stars of E3. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming April 16, 2020. For more details check out our pre-order guide.

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So its not Keanus voice though ??.

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If this doesn't bomb Hollywood will be making a movie out of this starring none other but Keanu Reeves in 1 or 2 years.

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I want twice as much Neo Keanu, but not twice as much Ted Theodore Logan Keanu.

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Ill take both pls...

@jsprunk said:

I want twice as much Neo Keanu, but not twice as much Ted Theodore Logan Keanu.

@streamline said:

@jsprunk: I’m the opposite. More amusing Ted, please.

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@jsprunk: I’m the opposite. More amusing Ted, please.

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Ive never seen so many Keanu Reeves fans until on this site lol.

Never really understood it myself since he is known as not a very good actor. But he is likable, I can give him that.

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@chubby170: Not a good actor lol, just google his movies, hes been in some fantastic movies...

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@MADPADDY: matrix was fantastic, but his Neo was rather forgettable

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Really hoping this turns out to be all it's cracked up to be.

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I want Keanu Reeves to have my baby.

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@jsprunk: Good luck getting him to adopt it.

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@jsprunk: "Get ready for rush hour"

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Can’t f***ing wait

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More Keanu is always a good thing. Score just doubled. Now it’s a 20 / 10

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Edited By PrpleTrtleBuBum

people worship leads nowhere but i still havent started witcher 2 and 3 but with more reeves cyberpunk must be seen

i hope this makes up for the inevitable disaster that is matrix 4

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: What are you mumbling?

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: Umm... what? This is a confusing comment.

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If only there was a word to describe just how Keanu Reeve’s fans will feel after this news and when they see him throughout the game.

-“BREATH-TAKING” NINJA APPROVED-

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That's great. I always want actors in game I like to be really into playing their characters.

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