Ben Schwartz Set To Voice Paramount's 'Sonic The Hedgehog'

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The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been filling out its cast, with James Marsden playing a small town sheriff named Tom Wachowski and Jim Carrey starring as Dr. Robotnik/Eggman.

Adam Pally and Neal McDonough, both of whom have popped up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have signed on to join Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Collider has exclusively learned. 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".

Schwartz has some experience with voice acting, lending his distinct voice to the Ducktales reboot as Dewey Duck (the blue one) and the upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Leonardo (the blue one). A little known fact about Schwartz is that he was also credited under "Vocal Consultants" in Star Wars: The Force Awakens' BB-8. The movie will mix CG and live-action, and Carrey confirmed that his character will be live-action.

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Schwartz will later be seen this summer in the comedy thriller Blue Iguana.

Jeff Fowler (2005's Oscar-nominated Gopher Broke short) is directing Sonic the Hedgehog, with Neal H. Moritz producing and Deadpool director Tim Miller serving as executive producer with Toby Ascher. 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.