James Marsden Will Headline The SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Movie

Look, we're all just trying to make our way in the world.

Because this is The Brave Year of Our Lord 2018 and anything is possible, Paramount is moving ahead with a feature film based on Sonic The Hedgehog, and they've somehow lined up one of our favorite actors to headline the thing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, none other than James Marsden has signed on to star in Jeff Fowler's film, which is said to be a combination of live-action and CGI (note: this won't be Marsden's first foray into that kind of family film: you'll recall that he previously appeared alongside a CGI Easter bunny in 2011's Hop). Earlier in the week, a rumor circulated suggesting that Paul Rudd was in talks for the same role, but it would appear that was just a great big pile of horseshit. 

It would be all too easy to turn our noses up at a Sonic The Hedgehog movie. Some people will go so far as to tell you that the "video game adaptation" genre is cursed, but that's ridiculous. So what if Super Mario Bros., Doom, Assassin's Creed, Alone In The Dark, Need for Speed, a few Tomb Raiders, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: AnnihilationPostal, Prince of PersiaDouble Dragon, Hitman, WarcraftBloodrayne, Max Panye, House of The Dead, Silent Hill: Revelation, Wing CommanderStreet Fighter, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun LiFar Cry and most of the Resident Evils were full-on trash fires? Sooner or later one of these things is going to be good, and there's no reason it can't be Sonic The Hedgehog.

Nothing further to report at this time, but we'll keep you informed as further updates roll in. Sonic The Hedgehog sprints into theaters (ha HA) on November 15th, 2019.