After months of speculation and teases, fans of the iconic blue video game character were curious to see how Sega’s Sonic, the Hedgehog, will look in his first live-action feature. The first teaser posters released for the film met negative reception despite only showing the Blue Blur in silhouette. The design received various criticisms of trying to make an unrealistic character look realistic and unnatural. Now thanks to a marketing firm website, Hamagami/Carroll, an image of the character has been showcased.
They made Sonic the Hedgehog look like the mascot for a disease in a pharmaceutical ad pic.twitter.com/RG1u8KOQjV
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) March 4, 2019
Unfortunately, the design is still being met with ridicule and criticism now that it is fully shown. Mike Drucker, SNL and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee writer, made fun of the design on his Twitter page, comparing it to a mascot for a pharmaceutical commercial. The lengthy body and furry textures are leaving fans confused, and not only that, critical elements acquainted with Sonic’s design are oddly missing, namely his gloves.
Although images released thus far are being perceived in a negative light, the reimagined Sonic has still not been seen in motion. It is likely that the film will have a trailer sometime before the end of March, most likely preceding Wonder Park since both that and the Sonic movie are produced by Paramount. A full trailer showcasing the design in motion and other elements fans are curious to see, including Ben Schwartz’s performance as Sonic and Jim Carrey as Dr. Eggman, will be fascinating for fans.
Sonic the Hedgehog is set to release on November 8, 2019.