The first Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie poster is creepy as hell

The first Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie poster is creepy as hell

Update

(Dec. 12): An image of what seems to be another poster from the movie has surfaced on Twitter, giving us a more detailed view of Sonic’s horrible, muscular legs. It also makes us wonder where Sonic was holding the camera to get this very particular shot of his adventure.

apparently a poster for Sonic The Hedgehog movie pic.twitter.com/WUrBpN7pOr

— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 12, 2018

If that poster is the real deal, I won't touch this movie even with a 10 foot pole...

Original

The first poster for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film that was announced in May has been revealed over on IGN, and my goodness, the anthropomorphic blue-furred speedster is packing a monstrous pair of hairy legs. That is a leg, right? 

It's all very off-putting effect, isn't it? (The thick, human legs, I mean, not the monstrous rocket-in-his-pocket that you can now never unsee.) The real-world Sonic probably should have beefy legs, yes, but he also probably shouldn't be in the real world in the first place. I can't say with any certainty that his spindly, pencil-thin arcade legs would look any better—they might be even weirder when brought to meatspace life by the magic of cinema—and maybe Chun-Li Sonic will look better in a proper light, when we can actually see him. But first impressions? I am uncomfortable with this. I mean, is he even wearing pants?  

Apparently not: Executive producer Tim Miller said that the fur is so visibly evident because that's what real animals look like, and also because otherwise Sonic would basically be a naked blue guy with wild hair and no, you know, stuff

"It would be weird and it would feel like he was running around nude if he was some sort of otter-like thing. It was always, for us, fur, and we never considered anything different," he said. "It’s part of what integrates him into the real world and makes him a real creature." 

Take a look at the brand new motion poster for Sonic The Hedgehog right here! pic.twitter.com/15n5APqaM0December 10, 2018

Apparently Sonic's eye(s) will also be changed to fit the demands of our mundane world. He's often depicted with one goggle-like giganto-eye, but the filmmakers didn't think that would fly in a live-action film. 

"I don’t think Sega was entirely happy with the eye decision, but these sorts of things you go, 'It’s going to look weird if we don’t do this.' But everything is a discussion, and that’s kind of the goal, which is to only change what’s necessary and stay true to the rest of it," Miller said. "He’s not going to feel like a Pixar character would because I don’t think that’s the right aesthetic to make it feel like part of our world." 

Maybe so—but some things aren't meant for this world, Tim. 

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to hit US screens on November 8, 2019. Here's a list of 13 times he was modded into games he didn't really belong in either.

Edited

Replies 13

Oceiota

The live action Pikachu looks surprisingly good but there really was no reason to give every popular animated hero their own live action movie.

I blame Disney for popularising the trend which lead to this monstrosity!


Peetstar

Oceiota said:

The live action Pikachu looks surprisingly good but there really was no reason to give every popular animated hero their own live action movie.

I blame Disney for popularising the trend which lead to this monstrosity!

Detective Pikachu does look good and maybe Sonic would've looked as good if they didn't decide to make him into some humanoid monstrosity. I mean what's wrong  with the old Sonic design? In this teaser Sonic looks like a  hairy kid with a weird hairdo


DarkPaD

LOL, SONIC DARK SPEEDSTER



mxtomek

looks nice

mxT3

SuntopK

Will it be Sonic or Sanic?

-- To be more beastlier than the beast himself with an Extra 6, but nicer than it.

Mokushiroku

This is why we can't have nice things.


Murderhead

Looks awesome!


miraycat

D:


STIGmatA_PRO

\m/


You must be logged in to comment.
  • 688 Points

INFORMATION

What is up with those legs?

Published by Peetstar

Popular News

Netflix Announces its First Game Based on Stranger Things

Netflix announces its first video game: a mobile RPG based on Stranger Things
Jun 14, 2019 • by 1c3th • 53 Replies • 1292 Points

What Is Ray Tracing? The Latest Gaming Buzzword Explained

Ray tracing is a rendering technique that gives rays of light a natural and lifelike appearance....
Jun 17, 2019 • by Dr Evil Zombie • 35 Replies • 1268 Points

Have you seen the royal browser battle of Super Mario Bros?

Have you seen the royal browser battle of Super Mario Bros?
Jun 18, 2019 • by JleTy4Ka • 31 Replies • 1242 Points

World of Warcraft Classic Servers will be available June 19 for players with an active Subscription

World of Warcraft Classic stress test begins on June 19 for 48 hours
Jun 18, 2019 • by Cowoth • 41 Replies • 1128 Points