[Update: Amy is out too, it seems. The voice of Amy for around a decade announced that she is not going to be working on Sonic Boom with the rest of her crew. As she puts it: “It’s true. I’m loading out with my brilliant compadres.”]

As you may have heard, there’s a new Sonic show in town called Sonic Prime, and it’s headed to Netflix in 2022. But it will be moving forward without Roger Craig Smith, the former voice of Sonic.

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]

(Update) It looks like Tails' voice actor is out for Sonic Prime too screenshot

Source: Destructoid (Update) It looks like Tails’ voice actor is out for Sonic Prime too