Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Voice Will Be Provided by Ben Schwartz

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Voice Will Be Provided by Ben Schwartz

Sonic is a snarky but entertaining little piece of shit, a character trope that Schwartz is synonymous with.

The past few months have had plenty of casting announcements for the live-action/CG hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie, from James Marsden to Jim Carrey, who was recently lined up to play Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. Standard Sonic stuff then.

Ben Schwartz, better known as Parks and Recreation's charmingly idiotic Jean-Ralphio, has been cast in the titular role of the Blue Blur in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Variety reports.

Scwartz, who is now voicing Dewey Duck on Disney Channel's Duck Tales reboot, can next be seen in the Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish comedy Night School.

Schwartz has voiced Dewey Duck on Disney Channel's reboot of Duck Tales and is also voicing Leonardo in Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Visual effects master and Deadpool director Tim Miller is on board as an executive producer and Neal H. Moritz (the Fast and Furious franchise) is producing too.

The Sonic movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler, whose 2005 animated movie Gopher Broke was nominated for an Oscar.

The movie is now filming in Canada, and one of the first images from the set emerged recently.