Paramount Says Paul Rudd Is NOT Being Considered For ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’

Despite news to the contrary being widely reported yesterday, Paramount has come forward to announce that Paul Rudd is NOT being considered for the lead in the movie version of ‘Sonic the Headgehog’.  Reportedly, Rudd was being eyed to play the human lead, Tom a policeman who would team up with Sonic (who will be rendered in CGI) to take down the villain Robotnik.

Paramount is still developing the movie based on Sega’s flagship hero who first zipped to prominence in 1991.  Newcomer Jeff Fowler is directing and serving as an executive producer.  Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (’12 Deadly Days’) provided the screenplay.  The director of the first ‘Deadpool’, Tim Miller is serving as an executive producer.  ‘Sonic’ is scheduled to be released on November 15th, 2019 and is reported to have a budget of $90 million.

Paramount announced plans last October to craft a movie based on the iconic video game character after Sony had previously developed their own version which never came to fruition.

Paramount is remaining mum on plot details.  There also hasn’t been any other casting news or a mention of which other characters from the ‘Sonic’ video games may appear in the film.

‘Sonic’ joins Universal’s ‘Detective Pikachu’, another live-action/CGI animation hybrid based on a video game scheduled to hit theaters.  That movie is being directed by ‘Goosebumps” Rob Letterman, who also penned the script with Nicole Perlman.  ‘Detective Pikachu’ features the voice of Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu while the adult cast includes Justice SmithKathryn NewtonBill Nighy, Rita Ora, Ken Watanabe, and Suki Waterhouse.

As for Rudd, he remains one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood.  He recently co-starred in Duncan Jones’ Netflix original movie ‘Mute’ and this summer, he will co-star with Steve Coogan in the comedy ‘Ideal Home’, and will headline the thriller ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’.  But of course, his biggest upcoming movie is ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, followed by next year’s ‘Avengers 4’.

Who would you like to see in the ‘Sonic’ movie?

Source: That Hashtag Show

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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