Yes, Ben Schwartz, who you may know as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on Parks & Recreation, has been cast as Sonic the Hedgehog for the upcoming movie.
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will reportedly be a mix of live-action and animation so it’s safe to say that the title character will be animated instead of a guy in a suit.
Starring opposite of Schwartz will be the one and only Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, Sonic’s archenemy. Side note: I will never call him “Dr. Eggman”. That’s just…dumb.
James Marsden has also been cast in the movie as a sheriff. We’re hoping to hear news about someone being cast as Tails or even Knuckles!
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is set to release in November of 2019.