Sonic the Hedgehog Star James Marsden on the Movie’s Success: “It Feels Great”

Obviously, the world has now changed a bit due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has usually been postponed or cancelled due to the closure of the cinema, but before all this went wrong, Sonic the Hedgehog managed to become the best U.S. box office video game adaptation with an internal margin of 146,066,470 dollars. The crown has not yet gone around the world, and it is not certain that it will happen due to delays in premieres in countries like China and others, but it is still a very impressive achievement for moviegoers who initially thought it was a fake. And James Marsden, who played in the movie as Sonic’s friend Tom Wachowski, is proud of it.

had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Marsden after the early release of the film in digital home video. When asked what he thought of American film distribution that earned him the award for best adaptation for video games in the country, Marsden praised his co-star, his director and many others – including fans who initially disagreed with the protagonist’s concept.

(Photo: courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Sega of America)

Sonic the Hedgehog, the best video game adaptation in American distribution. Congratulations.

James Marsden: Thank you very much.

How does it feel?

It’s very beautiful. That’s good, because that’s what you always hoped for when you joined the project, and I thought we had a good script, a great cast, a great director and a good team. It was a stone path that ran through them. I think we liked the movie we made, but we got to a point where we had to be careful about what the fans wanted. I am very proud and happy that we have succeeded and that it has paid off. I think we came at the right time, before the world changed. Oh, I remember movies can be fun and home movies can be as entertaining as anything. We got lucky, and besides, I think we just made a good product, and I’m very proud of that.

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That’s how Paramount Pictures describes the film:

Based on Sega’s successful global video game franchise, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s fastest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on earth. In this live adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) have joined forces to protect the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. In the family film, Tika Schumper and Ben Schwartz also appear as voices of Sonic.

Sonic the Hedgehog is now available in physical Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra-HD, to be released on the 19th. May have been published, available in digital version. You can pick it up here on the Amazon. In the film, Ben Schwartz is the voice of the hedgehog of the same name, James Marsden plays Tom Wachowski, a friend of Sonic’s, and Jim Carrie plays Dr. Robotnik, a classic villain and scientist of the franchise. You can view all our previous Igel Sonic reports here.

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