Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie reportedly casts Keanu Reeves as Shadow

As if casting Idris Elba in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 wasn’t enough of a scoop, this year’s third Sonic movie will reportedly see the eternally youthful Keanu Reeves take on the role of Shadow.

That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which has little else to say about the news beyond the fact Reeves’ appearance in the Sonic 3 has been corroborated by “multiple sources”.

Shadow the Hedgehog made a brief post-credits appearance in 2022’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, and reportedly resurfaced again last week in new Sonic 3 footage shown during Paramount’s behind-closed-doors CinemaCon 2024 presentation – but, with the character having no dialogue in either sequence, his voice actor has remained shrouded in secrecy.

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