Ben Schwartz Will Voice SONIC THE HEDGEHOG in the Upcoming Film Adaptation
Ben Schwartz has been cast to provide the voice of the title character in Paramount Pictures’ film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog. He will join the previously cast James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey who will be playing the villain, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.
The movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler, who received an Oscar nomination for his 2005 animated short Gopher Broke. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will include a blend of live-action and CG elements.
Schwartz is a fun comedic actor and voicing Sonic will be another great role for him to take on. This isn't his first time he has voiced a cartoon character either. He’s currently Dewey Duck on Disney Channel’s reboot of Duck Tales and provides the voice Leonardo in Nickelodeon’s new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.
Neal H. Moritz is producing the film alongside Deadpool director Tim Miller. Paramount Pictures will release Sonic the Hedgehog on November 15th, 2019.