sonic the hedgehog 2 debuted in theaters in April, and the sequel laid the groundwork for a cinematic universe that will bring more characters and storylines from the popular video game franchise. This includes Shadow the Hedgehog, whose arrival was teased in sonic the hedgehog 2the end credits scene. Shadow will likely serve as the antagonist in sonic the hedgehog 3 — and fans are already speculating who might voice it.
Who could voice Shadow in “Sonic the Hedgehog 3”? Fans have ideas
With Shadow likely to appear in sonic the hedgehog 3, fans of the franchise began to think about what the cast might sound like. On Twitter, a discussion erupted after an account reported that Paramount Pictures already had an actor in mind for the role. While the studio hasn’t confirmed this, comments and quote-filled retweets from Twitter users offer ideas for who could play Shadow. Three well-known stars continued to rise.
1. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves has starred in everything from The matrix and John Wick movies at The movie Spongebob Squarepants: The Sponge on the Run and Toy story 4. As such, he proved he could tackle both serious and silly roles. And fans think he would excel as Shadow in Sonic the hedgehog 3.
Given Reeves’ popularity, it’s probably no surprise that many moviegoers want him to join the Sonic Cinematic Universe. The actor certainly has the smooth, confident voice to pull Shadow off. And it would add another big name to the franchise, prompting even more viewers to check it out.
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After his DC debut in The Batman, Robert Pattinson may be too busy responding to the Bat-Signal to make Shadow hear Sonic the hedgehog 3. However, fans of the franchise seem to think he has the voice for it. And to be fair, we’ve already seen him alter his voice to capture Gotham’s brooding hero – a role many couldn’t imagine him taking on until recently.
The Batman catapulted Pattinson into his Dusk-fame at the time, and fans can’t wait to see him tackle more iconic roles. Like Reeves, his voice might fit Shadow well. Whether he’s able to fit another franchise into his schedule is another story. We certainly don’t want to give him up as Gotham’s Caped Crusader!
3. Adam Driver
Maybe Adam Driver fans are just missing his days as a Star Wars‘ Kylo Ren, but many of them want to see him play an antagonist again.
Several calls for Driver to play Shadow in sonic the hedgehog 3 appeared on Twitter. However, it is unclear whether he would be interested in such a role, especially as he has moved on to more high-profile projects in the past couple of years. Still, it would be interesting to see him back in a major franchise – and in a very different role than he’s used to.
We’ll have to wait and see who Paramount Pictures brings in to play Shadow the Hedgehog. Hopefully whoever they choose does the character justice. Of course, the studio has already cast Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey in voice roles, so it’s probably too safe to believe they’ll make a smart decision.
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