Sonic the Human
Directed by Eric Breving
Produced by Jonathan Greene
Written by Jason Brown
Starring Roger Craig Smith
Kate Higgins
Travis Willingham
Cindy Robinson
Kirk Thornton
Karen Strassman
Debby Ryan
Danny DeVito
Music by Not Yet Announced
Cinematography Kyle Stewart
Editing by Dustin Batts
Production company Sega
Sonic Team
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates August 25, 2017
Country United States
Budget $90 million

Sonic the Human is a 2017 live-action/CGI film adpatation of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The original cast will not reprise their roles as they will instead by played by different actors. Josh Hutcherson landed in his role as Sonic the Hedgehog in his human form.

The film involves Sonic's life as being human after being transformed by Eggman as a human.


Danny DeVito as Dr. Eggman[1]


Sonic Team and Sega are currently developing a live-action film for Sonic the Hedgehog.[2] After wrapping up all five Sonic X film franchises, Sonic Team and Sega states it's time for the next storyline for Sonic and his friends new adventure.[3] Yogi Bear director Eric Breving confirms to be the director of the film.[4]

Also, it was confirmed by Sega and Sonic Team that they will release a new film featuring both characters from Sonic and Mario universes based onto Mario & Sonic at the Olympics. Fox said they will begin production after Shadow the Hedgehog was released. It is expected to release sometimes in 2013. Although, plans have been cancelled and will instead plan a live-action film for Sonic the Hedgehog.[5] The scripts have recently got completed and announced a production date sometimes in fall 2012 for a November 2013 release.[6]

Filming for Sonic the Hedgehog was expected to begin production in fall 2012, so that it can be released theatrically in theaters by November 15, 2013 as announced by Sonic Team and Sega.[7] First production will first take place in Los Angeles, California.[8] Although, they did not start filming until November 17, 2012.[9] Because of production difficulties, the film's release date was rescheduled to April 18, 2014.[10] Filming is now rescheduled to begin later in 2013, such as June.

Production began in February 2016. Filming began in March 2016.


The film will be featuring the CGI characters Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Rouge, Vector, Espio, Charmy, Blaze, Cream and Silver, while Dr. Eggman will be played by a real life actor.[11] Sega and Sonic Team confirmed to Mike Pollock not to reprise his role as Dr. Eggman for the film because his character is basically a human in real life.[12]

The current cast members from the film, Sonic X: The Final Stand, will reprise their roles as the voice of the CGI characters. Although, they are originally going to be voiced by different actors in the film, but it will take a long time to find more than 10 people playing the CGI characters.[13] Meanwhile, it was said that the original voice actors will have different voices for the film. Glee actor Cory Monteith is originally confirmed to play as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog.[14] Although, on July 13, 2013, Monteith has passed away from drug overdose and is considered a replacement. Warner Bros. describes Menteith's death "disappointing and heartbreaking", and were devastated that Monteith is their perfect choice to voice Sonic in the film.[15][16] In August 2013, about a month after Monteith's death, comedian Andy Samberg replaced Monteith for the role as Sonic, where Warner Bros. says they have found another perfect voice for Sonic.[17]

Also, Miley Cyrus is the voice of Miles "Tails" Prower, Sonic's best friend[18] Garrett Hedlund and Dakota Fanning are voices of Knuckles the Echidna and Amy Rose, respectivetly.[19][20] Lady Gaga will make her official acting debut in a major role as the voice of Rouge the Bat.[21] Jackson Rathbone will be the voice of Shadow the Hedgehog.[22]

Dr. Eggman will be played by a live action actor because he is drawn as a human with Mike Pollock has recently announced not voicing the character in the film, but given the role to a live-action actor.[23] They confirmed Danny DeVito as the Dr. Eggman.[24]


After Thor 2 moved its release date from November 15 to November 8, 2013, Warner Bros. confirmed the November 15, 2013 release date to avoid the box office competion against Thor 2.[25] The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters a week after the film on November 22, 2013. In early February, it was confirmed that the film's release date was pushed back to August 15, 2014, because of filming production issues.[26] The film was pushed back again until July 8, 2016, about two years away from the original release, because they decided to release two-part Sonic X: The Final Chapter first to November 15, 2013, which was suppost to be the film's original release date.

The film is originally set for April 29, 2016 release, but it has since been pushed back to July 8, 2016.


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  26. Sonic the Hedgehog Pushed Back to April 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2013.

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