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Ben Schwartz to voice Sonic the Hedgehog in Paramount’s movie

10 August 2018

However, now we know who will be voicing the blue speedster: Parks and Recreation's Ben Schwartz. Since then, Sonic has spawned endless video games, cartoons, and even the longest running comic book based on a video game.

Jeff Fowler is directing the hybrid movie, which will blend live-action and CG elements.

Scwartz, who is now voicing Dewey Duck on Disney Channel's Duck Tales reboot, can next be seen in the Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish comedy Night School. That gives Ben Schwartz plenty of time to also land roles as the new voice of Beavis, Buster Bunny, Tommy Pickles, and Homer Simpson's trousers before we see him spin into theaters. You can find out more about that over here.

Marsden will play a small-town cop from South Dakota who ends up going on a road trip to San Francisco with Sonic the Hedgehog as they race against the evil Dr. Robotnik (Carrey) to recover Sonic's rings. It's a surprising casting for the actor, but his history of zany roles may actually make him a good fit.

"It will be live-action", he went on to say, adding a level of intrigue to the production process as Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is usually shown as having an ovoid body type. "Mixed with desperation." So perhaps we'll be getting Carrey under a lot of prosthetic make-up as he's done before in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Former X-Men star and current Westworld actor James Marsden has also signed on to the cast, which will include Tika Sumpter as well. Paramount will let Sonic run wild on November 15, 2019.

Ben Schwartz to voice Sonic the Hedgehog in Paramount’s movie