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Keanu Reeves To Voice Shadow In 'Sonic The Hedgehog 3'

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Keanu Reeves, known for his iconic roles in films like 'John Wick' and 'The Matrix' franchise, is set to lend his voice to the character Shadow in the upcoming movie 'Sonic the Hedgehog 3.' This news was confirmed by a source to Variety. Reeves joins a star-studded cast that includes Ben Schwartz as Sonic and Jim Carrey as the villainous Dr. Robotnik.

Shadow, an anthropomorphic hedgehog with black fur, is a complex character in the Sonic universe, often portrayed as an antihero and sometimes an antagonist to Sonic. Reeves' diverse acting credits, ranging from action-packed thrillers to dramatic films, make him a fitting choice for this role.

The film, directed by Jeff Fowler who helmed the first two installments, is highly anticipated by fans of the franchise. Scheduled for release on December 20, 2024, 'Sonic the Hedgehog 3' is expected to continue the success of its predecessors, which collectively grossed $725.2 million at the global box office.

Reeves' involvement in 'Sonic 3' adds to his already busy schedule, with upcoming projects like the 'John Wick' spinoff 'Ballerina' and the star-studded film 'Good Fortune.' His casting announcement for 'Sonic 3' generated excitement among moviegoers, further solidifying his status as a box office draw.

Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the film, has been capitalizing on the popularity of the Sonic franchise, with plans for a spin-off series titled 'Knuckles' set to premiere on Paramount+. The studio's commitment to expanding the Sonic universe reflects the enduring appeal of these beloved characters.

As fans eagerly await the release of 'Sonic the Hedgehog 3,' Reeves' portrayal of Shadow is sure to bring a new dimension to the film, adding depth and intrigue to the storyline. With a talented cast and experienced filmmakers at the helm, the third installment promises to be an exciting chapter in the Sonic saga.

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