No, that’s not a deepfake. (I’m not that good at Photoshop.) That is indeed Keanu Reeves appearing as a sage (made out of sage) in the new SpongeBob SquarePants movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. This is the third SpongeBob movie and the first to be fully CG animated. The new style looks pretty great too; check out the first trailer for the film (complete with Keanu cameo, or “keameo” if you will) below:


Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

This Memorial Day weekend, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event. After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.

I would have thought a CG SpongeBob would destroy the whole thing, but they found a way to keep the spirit of the original look alive in three dimensions. Plus, they got Keanu. I’m not sure what else you need beyond that. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run opens in theaters on May 22, 2020.

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