SONIC THE HEDGEHOG's James Marsden Has Signed Up to Star in Multiple Sequels to the Hit Movie
Considering that Sonic the Hedgehog is the first truly successful feature-length movie based on a video game, it shouldn't surprise anyone that James Marsden is set and ready to return to the popular Sega-created universe.
During a recent chat with Variety's Marc Malkin, Marsden revealed that he had signed on to reprise the role of Tom Wachowski — the blue hero's best friend — in multiple pictures. “I believe, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say," he said. “As many as they want to make. Yeah, that’s my somewhat vague answer."
There's no denying that Jim Carrey was one of the main reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog turned out to be such a huge hit — which might even outgross last year's Pokémon Detective Pikachu at the box office when it's all said and done — and it sounds like Marsden would love to work with him again.
"It is such a good group of people and it was so much fun to see Jim [Carrey] enjoying himself again," Marsden added. "I think this was his second-biggest opening weekend of all of his movies. I was kind of amazed at that statistic. He just had a big smile on his face and he was hugging everyone. It just felt like it was such a cool thing.”
“I grew up, and I was in high school emulating him and watching him on In Living Color doing his thing,” the X-Men star continued. “For him to take a little break from the business and come back with the Showtime show [Kidding] and then this. To chew the scenery with his amazing ways and just have fun doing it again was a real joy for me because he’s always been an inspiration. It was just fun to see. He’s just putting his arm around everyone and going, ‘Man, what a great ride. I can’t think of any better people to be experiencing this kind of success with,’” Marsden concluded.
Sadly, Paramount Pictures has not revealed any official plans to make a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel just yet.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog is now playing in theatres.