The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has found one of its lead actors. James Marsden, a veteran actor who now stars in HBO’s Westworld, will have a starring role in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, it’s unclear what role exactly Marsden will play in the film, which will be a live-action/CG hybrid.
The Sonic movie is being direction by Jeff Fowler, whose 2005 animated movie Gopher Broke was nominated for an Oscar. The Sonic movie is his first time directing a full-length film. Deadpool 1 director Tim Miller is producing.
Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox, 22 Jump Street) wrote the latest draft for the new Sonic movie. However, no plot details have been announced.
The new Sonic movie is set for release on November 19, 2019; it was originally expected to premiere in 2018 before being delayed.
2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the Sonic franchise. The latest instalments in the series were Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, both of which were released in 2017. A new Sonic racing game, Team Sonic Racing, is due out this year on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.