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NEWS: Keanu Reeves Joins Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Film as Shadow


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LinkTSwordmaster



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:40 pm Reply with quote
Shadow being the one with the guns, they really better play up the John Wick jokes. This has a very good chance of being a solid film if they really push the emotional angle with Maria.
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FanGamer24



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:07 pm Reply with quote
This is pretty cool I remember someone suggested Keanu a while back and I immediately thought "Yeah that would be pretty perfect casting". Awesome to have him and Elba providing voice work together for another video game project after Phantom Liberty. Bonus if their characters actually get to interact with each other this time around.
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:32 pm Reply with quote
Think of the memes!

In all seriousness, I think Keanu can be a good Shadow.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:14 pm Reply with quote
I mean, after Knuckles nothing really surprises me. Might as well go all in with the celebrity casting and memes. I wonder why Tails seems to be the only exception.
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FanGamer24



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:58 pm Reply with quote
WoodDude wrote:
I mean, after Knuckles nothing really surprises me. Might as well go all in with the celebrity casting and memes. I wonder why Tails seems to be the only exception.


I think it just has to do with the low expectations set for the first film. They already brought in the VA for a cameo so it probably served as a good excuse to keep her on for the sequel.
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Wangen



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I would say that O'shaughnessey is pretty famous herself compared to most people on this planet.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:45 am Reply with quote
Why are Paramount themselves not announcing this? All I see are “sources tell Deadline” or “sources tell Hollywood Reporter” as if this is a leak.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:46 am Reply with quote
"You stole my Chaos Emeralds and killed my Maria!"
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Dr. Wily



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:37 pm Reply with quote
LinkTSwordmaster wrote:
Shadow being the one with the guns, they really better play up the John Wick jokes. This has a very good chance of being a solid film if they really push the emotional angle with Maria.


Maria was his dog's name in this version
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PurpleWarrior13



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:14 pm Reply with quote
FanGamer24 wrote:
WoodDude wrote:
I mean, after Knuckles nothing really surprises me. Might as well go all in with the celebrity casting and memes. I wonder why Tails seems to be the only exception.


I think it just has to do with the low expectations set for the first film. They already brought in the VA for a cameo so it probably served as a good excuse to keep her on for the sequel.


Also, they would've probably gotten a child actor instead of a celebrity, and it just wasn't worth recasting Colleen for someone that would've ended up recast in the following one anyway.

When they cast a celebrity, they usually want their voice to be as recognizable as possible. No way they'd cast a female celebrity and have her put on a boy's voice. It has never been done.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:52 pm Reply with quote
I think with the way they redesigned Sonic after the backlash showed how they were very receptive to the fans and probably were aware recasting Collen would have caused similar backlash from the fans and they probably wanted to avoid anymore bad press with the sequel.
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LinkTSwordmaster



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:47 pm Reply with quote
Dr. Wily wrote:
LinkTSwordmaster wrote:
Shadow being the one with the guns, they really better play up the John Wick jokes. This has a very good chance of being a solid film if they really push the emotional angle with Maria.


Maria was his dog's name in this version


It's gonna be interesting to see what they do about that since Alyla Browne is currently and very definitely credited as playing "Maria" in the movie.
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I Am... All of Me is a legitimately good song. Go full meme Paramount and bring back this classic statue to cinemas worldwide:

Never forget kids, real heroes use Heckler & Koch!
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Dr. Wily



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:05 pm Reply with quote
LinkTSwordmaster wrote:
Dr. Wily wrote:
LinkTSwordmaster wrote:
Shadow being the one with the guns, they really better play up the John Wick jokes. This has a very good chance of being a solid film if they really push the emotional angle with Maria.


Maria was his dog's name in this version


It's gonna be interesting to see what they do about that since Alyla Browne is currently and very definitely credited as playing "Maria" in the movie.


I mean Maria will definitely be a real human, I was just making the aforementioned John Wick joke.
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Heishi



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:05 pm Reply with quote
I wonder if there will be backlash similar to Chris Pratt being the voice of Mario.
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