Sonic the Hedgehog, veteran of countless video games, animated series, and a long-running comic book series from Archie Comics is coming to the big screen.
Deadpool director Tim Miller is going to serve as executive producer on the film along with Jeff Fowler. Fowler will direct. Neal H. Moritz of the Fast & Furious movies is producing with Toby Ascher. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons are co-producers.
Here’s everything we know about the movie so far:
Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer
In lieu of a real trailer, IGN has revealed a first look at the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie with a motion poster that teases what the beloved video game icon will look like in live-action. We can tell from the first image that live-action Sonic is going to be a bit divisive…
Here it is:
Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Release Date
Sonic the Hedgehog will premiere on Nov. 8, 2019.
Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Cast
Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) will become the voice of Sonic. His past voice work includes Dewey Duck on Disney’s DuckTales reboot.
Jim Carrey (The Bad Batch) will play the villainous Dr. Robotnik, the main antagonist of the video game series. He absolutely loves to trap cute little animals inside evil robots created to destroy Sonic once and for all. In Japan, this character is actually named Eggman due to his shape.
James Marsden (Westworld) has also been cast in a key role as Tom Wachowski, the sheriff of Green Hills. (Green Hill Zone, of course, is the first and most famous stage of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game.) Wachowski ends up on a road trip to San Francisco with Sonic to stop the evil Dr. Robotnik.
The cast is rounded out by Natasha Rothwell, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough, and Adam Pally.
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