In Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Keanu Reeves will voice Shadow

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keanu Reeves, who is well-known for his parts in action-packed blockbusters like The Matrix and the John Wick trilogy, is about to take on a new role as Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Following Paramount’s recent presentation at CinemaCon, when guests were given an early look at Sonic 3, comes this news. Jim Carrey’s character Dr. Robotnik will be returning, although considerably out of shape after Sonic 2’s events, according to the teaser trailer. But when he presents Shadow the Hedgehog—a figure who first appeared in the 2001 video game Sonic Adventure 2—his luck changes.

As his name suggests, Shadow is a character with a darker side than the other characters, such as the red Knuckles the Echidna (Idris Elba), the blue Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz), and the yellow Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey).

Prior to this, Reeves voiced a number of characters, including the title cat in the 2016 comedy Keanu by Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, the stuntman toy Duke Caboom in the 2019 film Toy Story 4, and Bruce Wayne, or Batman, in the 2022 film DC League of Super-Pets.

According to People, live-action actors James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, Tika Sumpter as Tom’s wife Maddie, and Tom Butler as Commander Walters, along with director Jeff Fowler, are reprising their roles from the previous Sonic movies, except for Jim Carrey.

After Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released in April 2022, it surpassed the previous film in the franchise’s history to become the highest-grossing video game movie in North America.

Apart from his part in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Reeves will be back as John Wick in the 2025 spinoff Ballerina from Ana de Armas, and he plays an angel in the comedy Good Fortune directed by Aziz Ansari. In addition, he is a producer, producing an anime series and a big-screen version of his co-written comic book series BRZRKR.

Prior to starring in John Wick: Chapter 4, the actor played the legendary role of Neo in The Matrix: Resurrections, which came out in 2021.

On December 20, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, his next project, will be released in cinemas.