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The upcoming film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog has found one of its stars.

Westworld and X-Men actor James Marsden has officially joined Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog, according to Variety. Paramount and the actor’s representation, CAA, has yet to confirm what his role will be, but according to That Hashtag Show, he could be playing a “sarcastic highway patrol cop” named Tom.

The plot and remaining cast have not been revealed, but Paramount previously revealed Jeff Fowler will direct. While this will be his first time directing a full-length release, his 2005 animated short Gopher Broke earned an Oscar nomination that year. Original Film’s Neal Moritz will produce, with Deadpool director Tim Miller, Toby Ascher, Dmitri Johnson, and Dan Jevons as executive producers.

The movie, a live-action–CGI hybrid, is still set to debut on November 15th, 2019. Previously, Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures held the film rights to the character, promising a dark film based on the series in 2014. Sony eventually dropped the project, and the rights were passed to Paramount Pictures.

While this will be Sonic’s first time on the big screen, his legacy in video games continues to grow. Sega recently revealed Team Sonic Racing will arrive later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. While the racing title will feature 15 characters from the Sonic universe, it will not include other Sega all-stars like the game before it, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

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Source: Variety


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie casts Westworld star

Paramount Pictures has announced the first actor to join its Sonic the Hedgehog film.

By Evan Slead | 05/31/2018 02:00 PM PT

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The upcoming film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog has found one of its stars.

Westworld and X-Men actor James Marsden has officially joined Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog, according to Variety. Paramount and the actor’s representation, CAA, has yet to confirm what his role will be, but according to That Hashtag Show, he could be playing a “sarcastic highway patrol cop” named Tom.

The plot and remaining cast have not been revealed, but Paramount previously revealed Jeff Fowler will direct. While this will be his first time directing a full-length release, his 2005 animated short Gopher Broke earned an Oscar nomination that year. Original Film’s Neal Moritz will produce, with Deadpool director Tim Miller, Toby Ascher, Dmitri Johnson, and Dan Jevons as executive producers.

The movie, a live-action–CGI hybrid, is still set to debut on November 15th, 2019. Previously, Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures held the film rights to the character, promising a dark film based on the series in 2014. Sony eventually dropped the project, and the rights were passed to Paramount Pictures.

While this will be Sonic’s first time on the big screen, his legacy in video games continues to grow. Sega recently revealed Team Sonic Racing will arrive later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. While the racing title will feature 15 characters from the Sonic universe, it will not include other Sega all-stars like the game before it, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Read More

Source: Variety



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.