SpongeBob SquarePants has been a part of our lives for over two decades now. The show premiered on Nickelodeon on May 1, 1999. The franchise will celebrate coming of age by releasing its third movie, the entirely CGI-animated The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. And it will do what many people do when they turn 21—head to a casino. Patrick and SpongeBob are going to Atlantic City.
Watch the trailer of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run" here
But that's not the most exciting part of the movie's first trailer, which features our favourite yellow denizen of Bikini Bottom leaving his pineapple home behind to find Gary. That's where they will meet one of our favourite celebrities. It's an unlikely cameo that proves the series is still finding most excellent ways to entertain us even after twenty years: SpongeBob and Patrick will meet Keanu Reeves.
From 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."
See !! the official synopsis totally leaves the cameo out of it.
Directed by former show writer Tim Hill (Muppets From Space), who also penned 2004's The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, the film stars series regulars Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Lori Alan, Mr. Lawrence, Rodger Bumpass, and Carolyn Lawrence, with a guest spot from Awkwafina.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run comes to theaters next year, May, 2020.