Parks and Recreation‘s own Ben Schwartz—who currently plays Dewey on the DuckTales reboot and who will soon take on the role of Leonardo on Nickelodeon’s new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—once Tweeted he wouldn’t stop until he “voiced every iconic ’90s cartoon character in blue!” That vow is proving to be good as gold, as Schwartz has just being cast as the bluest ’90s cartoon character of them all: Sonic the Hedgehog.
The film will also star James Marsden and Tika Sumpter in yet unspecified leading roles, with director Jeff Fowler making his feature debut on the project. Deadpool director Tim Miller will serve as an executive producer.
Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled to start filming this year, with a planned release date of November 15, 2019. 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 pants before we see him spin into theaters.
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