Ben Schwartz has been tapped to voice the title character in Paramount Pictures’ “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, sources tell Variety.
James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey will also star in the live-action hybrid.
Schwartz is no stranger to voicing classic characters. He’s currently Dewey Duck on Disney Channel’s reboot of “Duck Tales” and will voice Leonardo in Nickelodeon’s “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” On the film side, Schwartz was most recently seen in “Blue Iguana,” and will appear next in the Kevin Hart-Tiffany Haddish comedy “Night School.”
"If a poor directorial choice becomes a hot topic, then it could continue to damage Sonic's IP," Naka wrote. He added that the images could be fanmade and he'd like to see Sonic wearing gloves. Naka found it "shocking" that Sonic's bare hands are white.