Keanu Reeves returns to anti-hero role with ‘Sonic 3’ casting

Keanu Reeves returns to anti-hero role with ‘Sonic 3’ castingKeanu Reeves returns to anti-hero role with ‘Sonic 3’ casting
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Ryan General
30 days ago
Keanu Reeves is set to voice Shadow in “Sonic the Hedgehog 3,” continuing his string of anti-hero roles.
Key points:
  • Reeves is known for edgy, brooding roles in franchises like “The Matrix” and “John Wick.”
  • In “Sonic” video games, Shadow is portrayed as a complex anti-hero who often opposes Sonic but sometimes works alongside him.
  • The “Sonic the Hedgehog” film franchise has earned $725.2 million worldwide.
The details:
  • Shadow was teased in a post-credits scene in “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” after Dr. Robotnik’s apparent defeat.
  • Reeves joins Ben Schwartz (Sonic), Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik) and Idris Elba (Knuckles) in the cast, as first revealed on “The John Campea Show.”
  • Shadow first appeared in the 2001 video game “Sonic Adventure 2.” In the game’s story, he was created as part of a quest to cure a deadly disease but was captured due to his potential danger. 
  • Reeves has voiced other animated characters, notably Duke Kaboom in “Toy Story 4” and Batman in “DC League of Super-Pets.”
  • Fans are speculating on whether Shadow will be a villain, ani-hero or eventual ally for Sonic in the upcoming film.
  • “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” wrapped filming in March and is slated for release in December.
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