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Sonic Movie Director Pledges to Change Sonic Design After Heavy Criticism

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

After heavy criticism of Sonic’s on-screen appearance in the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, director Jeff Fowler has made it clear that changes to the design are, “going to happen”. Fowler’s full tweet regarding the backlash is below:

“Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast”

This is quite an interesting development and something that likely comes with a heavy development and marketing cost. It also shows a greater commitment to protecting Sonic’s status as one of the most recognisable mascot characters of the nineties, who was previously reported to be more recognisable than Mickey Mouse in the 6 to 11 year old demographic in 1992.

The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer has currently been viewed 21.7 million times with 283 thousand likes and 479 thousand dislikes. The film is due to be released in the US on November 8th 2019. Sonic himself will be voiced by Ben Schwartz.

Get Your First Look at Sonic’s Unobscured Face With Another “Leaked” Sonic Movie Poster

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Another Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster has apparently leaked and it gives us a full look at Sonic’s face, unobscured by shadow.

However, this image leak is a little different in that the image comes from 2017, after the movie was greenlit and with a different cast. Case in point: Chris Pratt is featured on this poster instead of James Marsden.

There are some other differences to Sonic’s design as well. His shoes showcase a different design to the recent posters and his legs appear shorter.

It might be best to take this image with a pinch of salt as its difficult to trace a solid source. This could be an elaborate hoax. We will update this story as we clarify the details.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due to release on the 26th of December 2019 in the UK. The film will be directed by Jeff Fowler, Ben Schwartz will voice Sonic the Hedgehog and Jim Carrey will play Dr. Robotnik.

[Source: Jonathan Farris on Twitter]

See San Francisco from Sonic’s Crotch in New Sonic Movie Poster

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Another new poster for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been leaked online and it showcases a view of San Francisco from on top of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sonic’s eerily athletic legs are also showcased, along with his new footwear and lack of socks. A blue streak showing Sonic’s path to his eventual destination helps portray his speed.

It’s pretty safe to say that Sonic’s design in these two posters hasn’t exactly been met with open arms by the online community. The deviation from Sonic’s classic design hasn’t been popular with fans or even SEGA for that matter, who have been quoted as saying they weren’t happy with the design of Sonic’s eyes (which we have yet to see).

But it’s still early days for this movie. At the time of writing we haven’t seen a single teaser or trailer for the film, so it’s difficult to judge it on two images. It’ll certainly be interesting to see what everything looks like in motion.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due to release on the 26th of December 2019 in the UK. The film will be directed by Jeff Fowler and also star Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik.

[Source: Wario64 on Twitter]

First Look at Sonic’s Appearance in the 2019 Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Monday, December 10th, 2018

2019 is shaping up to be the year that our beloved video game heroes are making the jump to the big screen and now it’s Sonic’s turn. IGN have showcased the first poster for the film which shows off a lot of Sonic’s new design.

Sonic is a lot furrier than he has appeared before (very much in keeping with how the Pokemon look in Detective Pikachu), and he’s sporting a more traditional pair of red running shoes. He also appears to have a more athletic look with blue arms. He might not even be wearing gloves, but it might simply be a case that the lack of light in this image obscures a smaller pair of gloves than we’re used to seeing. While Sonic’s face is obscured in this image, IGN’s interview with Neal Moritz seems to suggest Sonic’s eyes will be separate instead of the more traditional ‘one eye with two pupils’.

The poster also features a tagline which reads, “A Whole New Speed of Hero”.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due to release on the 8th of November 2019 in the US. The UK gets the film the following month on the 26th of December 2019. Ben Schwartz will voice Sonic the Hedgehog who befriends James Marsden’s Tom Wachowski character. Jim Carrey will also step into the role of Dr. Robotnik (not Eggman). The film will be directed by Jeff Fowler.

[Source: IGN]

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