UPDATE: It has been confirmed from SEGA’s Sonic Boom event at the San Diego Comic-Con that Roger Craig Smith will indeed be voicing Sonic in his cameo in Wreck-It Ralph.
Just when you think Disney’s upcoming animated movie Wreck-It Ralph – the tale of a videogame antagonist who grows tired of being the bad guy and sets out to change his ways – can’t get any better… it does! And this is the news you’ve all been waiting for. That’s right folks, Sonic the Hedgehog is set to hit the big screen!
Ever since it was first revealed that, amongst several other famous characters, Doctor Eggman would be making a cameo appearance in the film, people have speculated as to whether we’d get to see the likes of Sonic join him as well. Well, it appears our speculations have now been proven true thanks to a preview at the San Diego Comic-Con which confirms that the speedy blue blur will be a part of Wreck-It Ralph.
The preview, which is detailed here, has the following to say regarding Sonic’s cameo:
Sonic the Hedgehog is featured on a PSA telling characters to be careful not to die in a game that isn’t their own as there will be no regenerating afterward.
Sounds like a big screen version of Sonic Sez, which as far as I’m concerned is waaaaay past cool!
What’s particularly interesting about this news is that it implies Sonic will have a speaking part in the film, unlike Doctor Eggman who has been confirmed to be mute. So, the question now is – will Roger Craig Smith, the current voice actor for Sonic the Hedgehog, be playing the role if the character does happen to have a voice? Only time will tell!
Wreck-It Ralph is set to hit cinemas in November. It’s certainly shaping up to be one to watch!