Speed Reads


Keanu Reeves shows up as a tumbleweed in the new SpongeBob movie

SpongeBob is ready to get in on the Keanussance.

The first trailer debuted Thursday for next year's The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, and there's really no other way to put this: the movie features Keanu Reeves as a tumbleweed. Look out for that box office record, Avengers: Endgame.

Reeves is following in the grand SpongeBob tradition of actors inexplicably showing up in live-action, as when a shirtless David Hasselhoff appeared out of absolutely nowhere near the end of the original SpongeBob SquarePants Movie because, hey, why not? Presumably, Reeves' role is similarly minor, although with at least one SpongeBob spinoff reportedly headed to Netflix, one can only assume a tumblereeves-centric series is under consideration.

This also continues Reeves' apparent love for random cameos after he surprisingly showed up in Netflix's Always Be My Maybe earlier this year. What other films on the horizon could be hiding inexplicable Keanu roles up their sleeves? Sonic the Hedgehog? Godzilla vs. Kong? The Conjuring 3? Only time will tell. Brendan Morrow