SEGA News Bits: Ben Schwartz to voice Sonic the Hedgehog in upcoming movie from Paramount

The upcoming Sonic movie from Paramount just keeps getting better and better! On this SEGA News Bits, Barry shows his excitement for recent casting announcements and set photos, and speculates on what sort of plot the movie might have.

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Ben Schwartz to voice Sonic in upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount movie


It seems that Roger Craig Smith will not be voicing the blue blur in the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie, Variety has reported that the studio has hired Ben Schwartz. The biggest role I recall Ben in has been he’s role in Parks and Recreation. But he has also done some really good voice over work, recently landing the role of Dewey in the DuckTales animated show and plays Leo in the upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie is set to debut in November 15, 2019. What are your thoughts on Paramount Pictures changing up the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog voice cast for new actors? Do you think Ben Schwartz can deliver a good performance as Sonic the Hedgehog?

Jim Carrey confirms that his portrayal of Dr. Eggman will be live action


Jim Carrey is making the rounds online doing interviews at the recent Television Critics Associations event, that means that interviewers got to ask a variety of question to do write ups. You might noticed the increase in Jim Carrey articles this morning ranging from his opinion on Trump to recent big budget comedy films. The people over at Deadline decided to ask Jim Carrey about his upcoming Doctor Eggman portrayal in the upcoming Paramount Pictures Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

So what new information did we get? All we got was Jim Carrey admitting “It will be live-action” when talking about the character. This seems to be a big change considering this will be the first time that Eggman will get a live action portrayal and the first time since 2005* (Actually 2003, thanks for the correction Mike) that Mike Pollock won’t be voicing the iconic villain. What are your thoughts on the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie and the fact that Dr. Eggman will be live-action? Also, why do mainstream media journalist continue to use Dr. Robotnik?

SEGA News Bits: Sonic Hollywood Movie Logo & Shooting Locations Revealed Discussion

The Paramount movie Gods have begun to shoot what will be considered in the near future to be one of the best movies of all time, the ‘Sonic’ movie. Or is it going to be the best movie of all time? On this episode of the SEGA News Bits we have a look at a shooting notice that reveals a house the film crew are shooting in, a new logo and other tidbits of information. So tune in and let us know what you think of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog Hollywood movie in the comments below.

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New Sonic the Hedgehog movie details revealed – filming location, possible title and logo

Via Twitter user KyroDRX and the Sonic Stadium comes some new details about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie from Paramount. A friend of KyroDRX received a notice for an upcoming filming on their streets of the movie. The scene will take place in a residential area and will feature a car pulling up to a house, scenes will then take place inside the house. The scenes will be taking place during the day and night, so it is possible that this is a home of a main character and will be featured at various points throughout the movie.

There will be no action or special effects scenes films, only atmospheric smoke will be used. The home address given is a lovely little home just off of an inlet from the Pacific Ocean and the area has a very “Californian” vibe. You can see the home after the break.

Also worth noting is that the movie logo and title might be revealed in the image above. The title is a simple “SONIC” in italics. If you want my graphic designer expert opinion, I don’t like it. Dropping “the Hedgehog” and using italics makes it read like Sonic Drive-In, and the addition of Sonic’s silhouette in the C looks clunky. Sonic already has a logo, so why not use that one?

SEGA News Bits: Jim Carrey To Play Eggman In The Sonic Hollywood Movie Reaction

We just got the news that Jim Carrey will be playing the infamous Dr. Eggman in the upcoming Paramount Pictures Sonic the Hedgehog movie. This confirms that the studio will be recasting the main Sonic the Hedgehog video game cast instead of having them be CGI with them reprising their roles. Now you get to hear us discuss our thoughts on the casting, where the movie is heading and much more.

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Jim Carrey will play villain ‘Robotnik’ in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie

According to Deadline exclusive sources, Jim Carrey has now negotiated with Paramount Pictures to star in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog CGI/Live Action movie. Jim Carrey is set to join James Marsden and Tika Sumpter in the Jeff Fowler directed movie later in 2019. As for me using ‘Robotnik’ in the title, its sorta mocking Deadline for using it then later in the article uses Dr. Eggman. According to everything I have read from sources, they will be using Dr. Eggman as a name in the movie. But what would you prefer?

Jim Carrey has sort of been off the movie radar as of late, with his last couple of movies coming in 2016 with The Bad Batch and Dark Crimes. Both films being smaller, indie affairs. It will seem that if this whole deal is true, Jim Carrey will return to mainstream film making via the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Personally don’t see the point of using Jim Carrey, but you know how movie studios are with big name celebrities joining these sort of projects.

X-Men Actor, James Marsden, to star in Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Variety has confirmed that actor, James Marsden, known for his acting roles in movies such as the X-Men film series and Westworld, will star in Paramount’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie directed by Jeff Fowler. Neal H. Moritz, who recently signed a first-look deal with Paramount, is producing under his Original Film banner. “Deadpool” director Tim Miller will serve as executive producer, along with Toby Ascher. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will co-produce. Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie is set to begin production this July in Vancouver, Canada and set to be released to the big screen next year on November 15, 2019.

How do you guys feel about James Marsden starring in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie instead of Paul Rudd? Feel free to post your thoughts on the comments below.

SEGA releases Sonic the Hedgehog movie press release

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I know all the Sonic the Hedgehog fans around the world are wondering what the ‘live-action CG animation’ Sonic the Hedgehog film brings to theaters. We already know that SEGA is teasing a November 15, 2019 release date since we covered it.

Now SEGA has sent out the official press release about the upcoming movie, having quotes from people involved including SEGA Holdings CEO Haruki Satomi, Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos and Producer Neal H. Moritz.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie racing into theaters fall of 2019

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It seems that every year we get a announcement that the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is coming, next year. Guess what? Paramount Films has slated the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie for November 15, 2019.

As we already know Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious series) will be producing the project, along with Tim Miller (Deadpool) and Toby Ascher (Green Hornet) as executive producers. Dmitri M. Johnson (Little Nightmares, Life is Strange) and Dan Jevons will be co-producers. So this movie is really gonna be… you know, produced.

If you missed the news before the movie is still set to be a mix of live action and CGI animation. As you can see we don’t really have much news on the Sonic the Hedgehog movie outside the fact that it got a release date. We still don’t have a cast either. Personally don’t think this movie will make its November 15, 2019 release date, but we’ll see. Maybe we’ll get more news on the movie at this year’s SXSW?

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie moves on to Paramount Pictures

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If you didn’t know about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie that has been in the works for a couple of years now, basically it started life over at Sony Entertainment. It is now revealed that the IP will be heading to Paramount Pictures as Sony has dropped the project. Neal H. Moritz and his company have signed a ‘first look deal’ with Paramount. They will be producing the project.

While the project is shifting publishing houses, it seems most of the staff from Sony Entertainment will be staying. This includes Deadpool director Tim Miller as executive producer, Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler will make his directorial debut, Toby Ascher is executive producing, Dmitri Johnson, and Dan Jevons will be co-producers. Sadly the movie is still aiming at being a blend of CGI and live action, which honestly sounds terrible.

Now its making me wonder if we will ever see a Sonic the Hedgehog movie and if we do if it will be any good. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below!

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]