Fans have been speculating for roughly a week now as to what happened behind the scenes: is Sega gearing up to have Ben Schwartz (who voiced Sonic in the film) take over the role? Or will they be moving in a new direction entirely? The fate of Tails might give us a clue. When asked on Twitter by a fan on whether or not they would be participating in the Sonic Prime series, Tails voice actor Colleen O’Shaughnessey plainly responded, “No. I’m sorry to say I am not..”
This is a weird one, because O’Shaughnessey did voice Tails in the feature film (and recent games, and the Sonic Boom show), even if it was a cameo. It was a huge sign of goodwill for Sonic game fans, so it would be strange for Sega to undo all of that by recasting her entirely. Then again, recasts happen all the time for Hollywood, so it’s in the realm of possibility.
Sega could also be planning a drastic revamp for these characters, separate from the film universe. We’ll likely see more on those plans as early as this year.
Colleen O’Shaughnessey [Twitter]
Source: Destructoid It looks like Tails’ voice actor is out for Sonic Prime too