‘Gotta Go FaaaaaAAAAAAaaaaaAAASSSSTTT!’ Fans of Parks and Recreation will be excited to learn that Ben Schwartz, famous for playing edgy entrepreneur Jean Ralphio Saperstein in the US TV sitcom, has been cast as the voice actor for Sonic the Hedgehog in the upcoming Hollywood movie.
Schwartz will be lending his voice acting talents to a film that will also star James Marsden, Tika Sumpter and Jim Carrey, according to Variety. Shortly after the publication went to press, Schwartz confirmed it on Twitter.
I. LOVE. 90S. BLUE. ICONIC. CHARACTERS. I am beyond excited about this movie. It’s gonna be amazing. I have been training by running, wagging my finger and impatiently tapping my foot. GOTTA GO FAST! https://t.co/SOYqgnf3ym
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) August 9, 2018
As well as playing Jean Ralphio, Schwartz is more recently known for dipping into other VA roles, assuming the voice of Dewey Duck in ‘Disney’s DuckTales’ and Leonardo in ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. Guess he likes blue characters! But we’re keen to see how he plays the role of the iconic blue blur, so look out for more news as we get it.
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due out in November of 2019.