Ben Schwartz to voice Sonic the Hedgehog in Paramount’s movie

The voice of BB8 is now the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog

Are you excited for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie? There's Dewy from the new Duck Tales, who is blue. While Sonic will be created using computer animation, this is a live-action hybrid, and one character from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise will not be given the digital treatment.

Just mere hours after confirming that Ben Schwartz would be voicing the title character, two more cast members have been confirmed for Paramount's live-action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog film - and they're sure to be recognizable faces to anyone who's seen films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That gives Ben Schwartz plenty of time to also land roles as the new voice of Beavis, Buster Bunny, Tommy Pickles, and Homer Simpson's trousers before we see him spin into theaters.

Schwartz is certainly an in-demand voice actor now, and perhaps not coincidentally, this facet of his career really took off after the actor lent his voice to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Playing opposite Schwartz will be Jim Carrey as Dr. Eggman.

Schwartz will later be seen this summer in the comedy thriller Blue Iguana. Former X-Men star and current Westworld actor James Marsden has also signed on to the cast, which will include Tika Sumpter as well. "It will be live-action", Carrey said, regarding the movie. Deadpool director Tim Miller is the executive producer for the film, while Jeff Fowler will direct.

Sonic the Hedgehog's film by Paramount Pictures releases on November 15, 2019.

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