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We have our first clear look at Sonic the Hedgehog from the upcoming movie

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We technically got our first look at Paramount’s upcoming CG-animated feature film adaptation of SEGA classic videogame Sonic the Hedgehog when the studio revealed a pair of teaser posters at the end of last year. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite have the reaction they were hoping for.

While the first poster was a very shadowy affair, merely hinting at a furry visual makeover for the iconic character, the second confirmed the potential nightmare fuel with a pair of surprisingly muscled legs on display. While Paramount was actually a good sport about the fan feedback and turned it all into a bit of a trolling joke, the studio has been radio silent since then on what we would get to see in the movie. Well, we don’t need the studio as several images from film’s Sonic the Hedgehog style guide leaked via a now deleted post from ad agency Hamagami/Carroll, Inc. Luckily for us, Polygon had already grabbed the images before they disappeared.

A few observations: Sonic’s legs actually seem far less jacked than on those early posters and they’ve also split his normal “single” eye into two to give him a more realistic look. Whether that works or not is up to you. Zooming in close to the pic also reveals that his traditional white gloves are now actually just white fur on his hands, and that same fur now covers his lighter-coloured mouth and abdomen. Also, those appear to be Nike sneakers he’s wearing, the privilege of which I’m certain the shoe giant paid a small fortune for.

A further leak has now also popped up online (via CBR), which is reportedly a direct 3D CG render from the film.

What do you folks think of the new look for Sonic? Not too bad or GAAH GOOD LORD KILL IT WITH FIRE?! To be fair, as has been pointed out on social media, a direct translation of the classic video game look may actually be far worse than what we have. Either way though, I think we can all agree that it’s still not the worst reveal of a new look for an iconic blue character this year.

Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled for release on 8 November and will see Parks & Rec’s Ben Schwartz voice the blue speedster, while Jim Carrey voices his nemesis, the evil Dr. Robotnik. Joining them in the voice cast will be James Marsden, Neal McDonald, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally and Natasha Rothwell.

Last Updated: March 5, 2019


  1. Caveshen Rajman

    March 5, 2019 at 13:06

    Furry representation.


  2. Pariah

    March 5, 2019 at 11:04

    I uh. I kinda sorta thought of this when I first saw the article.

    I’m sorry.



  3. Admiral Chief

    March 5, 2019 at 11:04

  4. Admiral Chief

    March 5, 2019 at 11:04

  5. Admiral Chief

    March 5, 2019 at 11:04

  6. RinceThis

    March 5, 2019 at 11:13

    That isn’t bad at all!


    • G8crasha

      March 5, 2019 at 14:22

      Agreed. As long as they maintain his size in the context of everything else. If he ends up being as tall as a 6ft person, he’ll look monstrous.


  7. SagatatiaRZA

    March 5, 2019 at 11:55

    Well it’s less horrific than I expected if that counts for literally anything


  8. kieker

    March 5, 2019 at 12:42

    Of all the video game characters that they could choose to do a movie of, why did it have to be Sonic? I’m a sonic fan, and I don’t know if I really want to see this movie. Why not do a Legend of Zelda movie? I’d watch the shit out of that. Anyway, why not do just an animation movie, if it has to be Sonic?


  9. Raptor Rants

    March 5, 2019 at 13:14

    all they had to do was make the eyes original. Literally (From that link you shared in the article).

    Can’t believe that’s pretty much all that’s needed and it would look legit.



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