Ben Schwartz to Voice Sonic the Hedgehog in Live-Action Movie

Ben Schwartz Voicing Sonic the Hedgehog In the Forthcoming Film

The past few months have had plenty of casting announcements for the live-action/CG hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie, from James Marsden to Jim Carrey, who was recently lined up to play Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.

Some Sonic the Hedgehog fans may not be familiar with Schwartz, and may be anxious about his ability to do Sonic justice on the big screen. Until today, the title role still had yet to be filled, but we now know who is playing the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in the upcoming film.

Paramount Pictures' live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie is moving fast and loose - in more ways than one!

Schwartz is not new to the voice acting game, now starring as Dewey Duck on the Disney Channel reboot of Duck Tales and will voice Leonardo in Nickelodeon's upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And now he's getting his own movie, and the actor who will voice the speedy, blue hero has been revealed. Now it's time to move on to the lead, which has Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, Dewey in the new Ducktales show) voicing Sonic himself. Deadpool's Tim Miller will serve as executive producer on the project.

The film will be taking a live-action/CG approach, with Marsden, Sumpter, Carrey and other actors interacting with Sonic and company in CG form.

Sonic The Hedgehog is sprinting for release on November 15, 2019.

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