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Johnny Silverhand's tragic rock star backstory makes him perfect for Keanu Reeves

 

CD Projekt Red don't often go in for celebrity voice actors. They did cast Charles Dance as the Nilfgaardian Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in The Witcher 3, and he brought the same regal menace to the role he brought to Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones. Casting Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077 achieves something similar. Silverhand is a beloved figure who inspires adoration—during the glimpse of the character creation screen we saw during the demo, he was listed among the childhood heroes you can choose.

That rapturous reaction Keanu got when he walked out on stage at E3? You're breathtaking? That's how people in the world of Cyberpunk 2077 would react to Johnny Silverhand.

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