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

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

Sonic the Hedgehog was first seen in 1991 on the SEGA Genesis.

In case you didn't know, a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie (which will mix CGI with real life footage) is in the works.

Ben Schwartz, famous for playing the obnoxious "pick-up artist and baller" Jean-Ralphio on Parks And Recreation has been picked to voice the titular speed demon in the live-action/animation hybrid Sonic The Hedgehog.

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's quite the collection of blue cartoon characters Schwartz has.

The film will also star James Marsden and Tika Sumpter in yet unspecified leading roles, with director Jeff Fowler making his feature debut on the project. A little known fact about Schwartz is that he was also credited under "Vocal Consultants" in Star Wars: The Force Awakens' BB-8.

What do you think about this casting choice for the voice of Sonic? "It will be live-action", Carrey said, regarding the movie. He will face off against Dr. Robotnik, who will be played by Jim Carrey.

Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled for a 15th November 2019 release in cinemas, telling the tale of Sonic's quest to defeat Doctor Robotnik, release innocent imprisoned animals and take back the Chaos Emeralds. Visual effects master and Deadpool director Tim Miller is on board as an executive producer and Neal H. Moritz (the Fast and Furious franchise) is producing too.


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