A ‘Parks And Recreation’ Favorite Will Be The New Sonic The Hedgehog

Ben Schwartz Voicing Sonic the Hedgehog In the Forthcoming Film

Based on the long-running (pun intended) Sega video game character and mascot, Sonic is a sprinting blue hedgehog on an endless quest to defeat Doctor Robotnik, a scientist who has imprisoned animals in robots and stolen magical Chaos Emeralds. Standard Sonic stuff then. 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. And now he's getting his own movie, and the actor who will voice the speedy, blue hero has been revealed. According to early reports, the film will be a live-action hybrid, focusing on Sonic's time as "a juvenile delinquent on the adventures in a pretty straight rural environment with a local policeman".

Some context for the above tweet, this isn't the first iconic "blue" character from the 90s that Schwartz has voiced.

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The Sonic movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler, whose 2005 animated movie Gopher Broke was nominated for an Oscar.

Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled to start filming this year, with a planned release date of November 15, 2019. 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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