It is not clear as of now who has asked for this, but Paramount Pictures is now bringing the fans a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film by winter. The studio has so far given a few potential viewers sneak peeks at the rodent, but not yet a full reveal of this character.
It now looks like a better look of Sonic has been leaked by Hamagami / Carroll, Inc., in a series of photos on the official website touting this character’s design. Having described Sonic as “irreverent and sarcastic” and also “chill and likable,” these images reveal Sonic in different poses- waving his index finger, running via a giant hoop and him holding a golden ring.
Even though these images have been removed since they had been posted, they had been accompanied with an explanation:
“You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the world who isn’t familiar with SEGA’s beloved IP, Sonic the Hedgehog.”
Calling this design a “new modern take on the brand without abandoning its core essence,” Sonic surely does maintain a few qualities of the original video game version, while also having adopted a quirky look that you would expect from a “realistic” talking hedgehog.
Directed by Jeff Fowler, this upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog live-action film has been written by Josh Miller, Oren Uziel and Patrick Casey. The story for the movie has been adapted from a treatment by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux. Jim Carrey will be voicing Sonic’s enemy, Dr. Robotnik, and Ben Schwartz will voice the hedgehog.
James Marsden will voice Tom Wachowski, and Adam Pally, Tika Sumpter, and Neal McDonough will also star.
The Sonic the Hedgehog film will release by Nov. 8, 2019.