As Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie continues to assemble its core cast, now comes word on two new additions for the picture.
Courtesy of Collider, it’s been confirmed that Iron Man 3’s Adam Pally and MCU and Arrowverse fave Neal McDonough have joined the film. Pally will be playing a police colleague of James Marsden’s character, while McDonough’s role has yet to be revealed.
In addition to this news, it’s also now been confirmed that Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz is the person tasked with providing the vocals for Sonic’s iconic titular speedster.
This trio joins a cast that features Jim Carrey as the villainous Doctor Robotnik, the aforementioned Marsden as a police officer helping Sonic to put a halt to the nefarious plans afoot, and then unknown roles for Natasha Rothwell and Tika Sumpter.
This Sonic picture will be a mixture of live-action and CGI work, similar to what we saw in Jon Favreau’s impressive The Jungle Book. Gopher Broke’s Jeff Fowler will direct, with Neal H. Mortiz producing through his Original Film banner. Deadpool’s Tim Miller is on board as an executive producer.
The character of Sonic made his debut way back in 1991 on the SEGA Mega Drive. A superfast hedgehog, the blue furball sped around various levels as he collected gold rings on his quest to stop Doctor Robotnik and free a bunch of captive animals. Following that, plenty of further games, cartoon series, comics, and any merch imaginable followed for Sonic, including the addition of friends such as Tails and Knuckles.
As ever, expect more on Sonic the Hedgehog as it continues to develop.