James Marsden explained that he’s “super proud” of Sonic The Hedgehog and explained why he’s so pleased with the film’s success.
Although Sonic The Hedgehog had a turbulent road to the big screen, fans and critics were surprised at how enjoyable the adventure was. When asked by ComicBook about the success of the film, James Marsden said that he’s incredibly proud of all the work by the cast and crew. He explained that he’s glad the studio took a chance on going with what fans wanted with the iconic design of the blue hedgehog.
“It feels great. It feels good, because this is what you’d always hoped for when you step foot into the project, and I thought we had a good script and a great cast and an excellent director and a good team. It was a rocky road getting through it. I think we liked the movie we were making, but it got to the point where we needed to pay attention to what the fans wanted. I’m very proud and happy that we did it, and it paid off.”
The star went on to mention that Sonic The Hedgehog debuted just before the current pandemic and that it’s a nice positive adventure for audiences to enjoy, pointing out that family films can be just as good as other genres. James Marsden also noted that although they got lucky with the film, he feels ”super proud” of the work they put in.
“I think we came out right at the right time before the world changed, and we were a nice dose of like, ‘Oh, I remember how movies can be fun and family movies can be just as entertaining as anything.’ We got lucky, and also, on top of that, I feel like we just made a good product and I’m super proud of it.”
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Here is the official synopsis for the film:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
Directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, the film features the voice talent of Ben Schwartz as the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star.
Sonic the Hedgehog was released in theaters on February 14, 2020.