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Video game movies currently seem to be experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in Hollywood, with the live-action Detective Pikachu film starring Ryan Reynolds due to arrive next year on the silver screen on 10th May, followed by the “Sonic The Hedgehog Movie” scheduled for release on 15th November.

With Sonic’s film now under the control of Paramount Pictures, the latest developments about this live-action and computer-generated animation hybrid – as reported by Variety– is the signing of Westworld actor, James Marsden.

Heck, he might not be Ryan Reynolds, but the 44-year old actor has come of age in recent years, taking on the role of Teddy in HBO's latest success and previously well-known for playing the character Cyclops in the X-Men film series. He's also starred in Illumination Entertainment's 2011 live-action animation, Hop. 

Paramount originally scored the film rights for SEGA’s classic video game franchise from Sony in 2017, taking on Jeff Fowler to direct, and not long ago acquiring the services of Neal H.Mortiz to produce under the Original Film banner. Deadpool director Tim Miller is the executive producer along with Toby Ascher, Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons, who are co-producing.

With James Marsden signing on, are you feeling more optimistic about the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie? Tell us below.

[source variety.com]