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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It looks like the CGI/live-action hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie is making steady progress — at least enough that we’re starting to get some potential casting news. According to a new report from That Hashtag Show, actor Paul Rudd is being eyed to lead the upcoming film. But don’t worry. If you were concerned he’d be voicing Sonic, that won’t be the case.

The outlet states Rudd is being considered for the role of Tom, a cop who befriends Sonic and will likely team up with him in order to take down the nefarious Doctor Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik. Sadly, there is little extra room to speculate on anything since the plot of the film is being kept firmly under wraps. These few details alone are more than we’ve had so far, so treasure them.

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Sonic the Hedgehog, for those who don’t know, is a video game character who was introduced back in the early 1990s, and was crafted as a direct competitor to Nintendo’s Super Mario. The character is known for his intense speed, and while the quality of his games over the past…10-15 years have been questionable, he’s stuck around as a recognizable mascot for Sega.

What do you think of Paul Rudd joining Sonic the Hedgehog? Like me, are you worried this project could turn into something in the vein of the Alvin and the Chipmunk movies? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.