At the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, it was confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will star The Matrix and John Wick actor Keanu Reeves. The trailer suggests that Reeves' character will be some sort of ally to the Cyberpunk 2077 player character, who is known as V.
In the new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, viewers see the protagonist V being ambushed by a group of NPCs. V had acquired a chip for the group but after making a scene, in which V's companion was killed, the group turns on V and tries to kill him. V barely makes it out of the confrontation alive, having to shoot his way out of the neon-lit apartment. The trailer then jumps forward and V is seen talking to Keanu Reeves' character who tells the protagonist that they have "work to do."
Not much is known about Reeves' character, though it seems that he will be an ally. It's also not known how much the Hollywood actor will be in the game. He is quite busy, topping the box office with films like John Wick and starring in Netflix movies such as Always Be My Maybe. However, gamers will be very happy to see Reeves. The Fortnite and John Wick partnership and games like John Wick Hex have made Reeves an incredibly popular figure among gamers and Cyberpunk 2077 will only add to that.
With the game nearly a year away from being released, it's unclear if Keanu Reeves will be the only famous face to star in the game. Other Cyberpunk 2077 rumors had suggested that A Star is Born actor Lady Gaga could also have a starring role. Sources claimed that Lady Gaga had been spotted at the offices of developer CD Projekt RED, leading to rumors that she had done some sort of motion capture work.
There were also rumors that the game could star, or have music by, Kanye West. Fans of the College Dropout rapper found it very odd that West is following Cyberpunk 2077 on Twitter as he was only following a handful of others. Many of the other Twitter accounts that the rapper was following are people he has collaborated with and it raised suspicions that the CD Projekt RED game was on that list.
There is still much that CD Projekt RED hasn't officially announced about the game. The Cyberpunk 2077 collector's editions leaked, but the developer has yet to confirm these. So, the other celebrity cameos may be another thing that the developer is keeping quiet on for now.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases April 16, 2020.