Westworld Star Joins Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

The new movie will open on November 15 2019, and feature a mix of live-action and animation, although plot details are extremely sketchy at this point. How sketchy? Well, this is pretty much all we’re working with: “Sonic and his friends team up to beat the evil Dr Eggman.” So… yeah.

It’s been suggested that Marsden’s character might be a cop who teams up with Sonic, although that’s not been officially confirmed as yet. Paul Rudd had initially been linked to the project, but it looks like Marsden has jumped right to the top of SEGA’s wish-list.

First-time director Jeff Fowler is already in place behind the camera, with Deadpool helmer Tim Miller also involved as Executive Producer. Next stop? Casting Sonic himself. Andy Serkis can expect a call in three, two, one…

– By George Wales