Believe it or not, Paramount is going to make a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. First time director Jeff Fowler will be leading Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as the voice of Sonic and Jim Carrey (The Truman Show) as Dr. Eggman. Even though Sonic will be a CG creation, Carrey with be in a practical costume for the evil doctor. James Marsden (Westworld) is also starring as Sonic’s human companion. If this wild cast brings one excitement for a live-action Sonic movie then they are in luck for the movie just got its release date moved up.
According to MovieWeb, the Sonic movie has gotten its release date moved up one week from November 15, 2019, to November 8, 2019. This switch is only one piece of Paramount’s plans to take over next November’s box office. Terminator 6, which is seeing original cast members return, was originally slated for November 22 but has now been moved to Sonic’s original release of November 15, 2019. Paramount wants these films out sooner and they obviously do not want two of their biggest late-year releases competing with each other.
Additionally, it should be noted that Deadpool director Tim Miller has ties to both projects. He is directing Terminator 6 and is serving as an executive producer for Sonic. His and fresh director Jeff Fowler’s touch could end up saving Sonic from being in the large pool of bad video game based films. Game players know the pain of seeing a popular game franchise fall into poor Hollywood handling too well. Will Sega’s iconic blue mammal fall under the same treatment?
Time will ultimately tell, but it is hard to not acknowledge the strong cast. The verdict on Sonic will come sooner with the new release date. Are you excited for this live-action interpretation and will you be buying a ticket next November? Let us know on our social media and stay tuned for more updates on the Sonic the Hedgehog film!