The author of the Cyberpunk originally wanted Keanu Reeves for the role of johnny in the Cyberpunk 2077

Автор Cyberpunk изначально не хотел Киану Ривза на роль Джонни в Cyberpunk 2077

Recently Studio CD Projekt RED unveiled a new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 and held an event for journalists. Role-playing shooter based on the tabletop game Cyberpunk, developed by Mike Pondsmith (Mike Pondsmith). He is currently focused on a new version of the paper RPG, but CD Projekt RED advises on some issues. Pondsmith told the publication GameReactor about how he learned about the participation of Keanu Reeves (Keanu Reeves) in the project.

Johnny is a character created by Pondsmith for the first guide Cyberpunk 2020, released in 1991. The hero was in the group of Samurai and was a guitarist with chrome cabarrocas. He was killed by cyborg Adam Smechera during the Fourth corporate war.

In an interview at GameLab 2020 Mike Pondsmith told that was not originally considered Keanu Reeves for the role of johnny. “The team [CD Projekt RED] didn’t want to talk to us immediately, and was concerned that I would be upset”, he said. Soon, however, the author of the Cyberpunk realized how perfect actor suited for this role.

Pondsmith also told the story about how his wife the day before the news from CD Projekt RED has foreseen who will accept the role of Silverhand. She said it during dinner. Pondsmith thought that an actor like Reeves, “beyond our budget”.

The fact that Keanu Reeves will play one of the main characters in Cyberpunk 2077, it was shocking news for the gaming community. The actor appeared on stage during a press conference Xbox to announce and show off new footage of the game. He was met with loud applause, and thanks to the response “No, you’re amazing” (which after meme-ing) fan from the audience became even more love.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on November 19 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Version next generation also will be available at the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X with slight graphical improvements, but in the future CD Projekt RED will release a major update to NextGen.