Soleanna is a American science fiction drama film based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise and the fifth installment of James Cameron's Sonic Cinematic Universe, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is directed and produced by James Cameron and co-produced by Anthony and Joe Russo. It stars Sophie Turner and Harrison Ford reprising their respective roles as Princess Elise the Third and G.U.N. commander Abraham Tower and is a prequel to the first Sonic movie.


Set two years before the main events of the first Sonic movie, this film centers around the origins of the titular Mobian nation. It also chronicles Princess Elise's early life before she first meet and became friends with Sonic the Hedgehog.



  • Sophie Turner as Princess Elise III, the crown princess of the Mobian nation of Soleanna.
  • Eddie Redmayne as Marcus, Elise's childhood friend and a aspiring knight of Soleanna.
  • Olivia Cooke as Esther, Elise's old friend who carries dark secrets of her own.
  • Willem Dafoe as Pietro, the captain of Soleanna's Royal Guards.
  • Michael Fassbender as Alessio, the second-in-command of Soleanna's Royal Guards who is supervising Marcus.
  • Diane Lane as Elizabeth II, Elise's mother an the Duchess of Soleanna.
  • Richard Gere as Thaddeus, Elise's father and the Duke of Soleanna.
  • Harrison Ford as Abraham Tower, the Mobian commander and head of the G.U.N. Forces.


  • T.J. Storm as Iblis, an ancient fiery demon who intends to wipe out Mobius if and when it is released. Storm provides motion capture for the character.


Notable Roles in Other Media

Actor Character Other Known Roles and Performances
Eddie Redmayne Marcus Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts film series.
Olivia Cooke Esther
Willem Dafoe Pietro Norman Osborn / Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, Nuidis Vulko in Aquaman, etc.
Michael Fassbender Alessio Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past, Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix
Diane Lane Elizabeth II
Richard Gere Thaddeus
T.J. Storm Iblis Motion capture for Godzilla in the MonsterVerse


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