​Sonic Film Hires Ben Schwartz To Voice The Blue Hedgehog, Jim Carrey Also Cast

Ben Schwartz has bagged himself the lead part in next year's Sonic The Hedgehog film, with Jim Carrey taking up the role of his nemesis, Doctor Eggman Robotnik.


Sources revealed to Variety that the Star Wars voice actor will lend his vocal talents to bring Sonic's speedy character to life, but who - or what - did he play in the galaxy far, far away?

He made the beeps and boops for BB8. But don't worry Sonic fans, he's done other stuff, too. In person, he featured in House of Lies and Parks and Recreation, but voice acting wise he's got a bit of experience.

Schwartz has been cast to play Leanardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and also has characters in DuckTales, BoJack Horseman (as a rabbit!) and The Simpsons. He even dabbled with various creatures in Animals - so a hedgehog should be light work.

Credit: BoJack Horseman/Netflix
Credit: BoJack Horseman/Netflix

You don't need any introduction for his in-film enemy, but Jim Carrey's role is a lot easier to confirm. During a Television Critics Association panel, he shared that he will star in the upcoming Paramount picture, with the Deadline noting Carrey saying his character 'will be live-action'.

James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men) and Tika Sumpter (Ride Along, Final Space) have also been brought on board. Deadpool director Tim Miller will be working with Jeff Fowler and Neal H. Moritiz 'to create [the] live-action and animation hybrid'.

Sonic The Hedgehog will be hitting cinemas on 15 November, 2019, and will supposedly feature the speedy cartoon creature partner with a police officer, as they try to hunt down evil Doctor Eggman.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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