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Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Movie Adds Keanu Reeves As Voice Of Shadow

The third Sonic movie adds a big name to its cast.


Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has added another big name to its cast. Keanu Reeves will voice the character Shadow in the film, sources told The Hollywood Reporter in a story published after The John Campea Show broke the news initially.

Paramount released the first footage of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 during CinemaCon in Las Vegas last week, but the clip was shown behind closed doors and was not released publicly. In the clip, Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik was depressed and down on his luck after Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but gets back into the swing of things when he creates Shadow.

So far, however, Paramount has not released any footage of Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, so we haven't heard Reeves' take on the character yet. Jason Griffith was among the voice actors who brought Shadow to life in the game series over the years.

Sonic 3 will be racing into theaters on December 20, just in time for the holidays. Additionally, Knuckles (with voice actor Idris Elba) is getting his own spin-off TV show on Paramount+, as part of the studio's plan to create a Sonic cinematic universe.

In the video game department, Sega announced a remastered version of the 2D/3D platformer Sonic Generations, this time with extra Shadow the Hedgehog when it releases later this year.

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