The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Casts Its Title Role
Update: While writing the story, actor Ben Schwartz confirmed the news.
I. LOVE. 90S. BLUE. ICONIC. CHARACTERS. I am beyond excited about this movie. It’s gonna be amazing. I have been training by running, wagging my finger and impatiently tapping my foot. GOTTA GO FAST! https://t.co/SOYqgnf3ym— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) August 9, 2018
The original story is as follows:
While the live-action parts of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie have already started filming, Paramount has yet to make a public announcement about who might be voicing Sonic himself. According to a report by Variety, that may soon change, with their sources telling them that Ben Schwartz will play the blue blur.
Schwartz might best be known as Jean-Ralphio in the TV show Parks & Recreation, as well as voice work in Netflix's Bojack Horseman and Disney's DuckTales. He would presumably be doing the voice for Sonic after the live action scenes have been filmed.
As a side note, Jim Carrey confirmed to an audience at the Television Critics Association that he will be playing Dr. "Eggman" Robotnik in the movie, but he won't be merely supplying his voice. Eggman will be entirely played by a live-action Carrey during the movie, as well, and not as a CG character.