Jim Carrey Critical Of ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Redesign Forced By Fans

Sonic the Hedgehog star Jim Carrey recently addressed the outcry from fans about the titular speedster’s design in the first trailer for the movie.

While fans might be pleased with the new Sonic the Hedgehog look after being initially disappointed by the film’s official trailer, Jim Carrey isn’t sure that Paramount Pictures bending to the audience’s will is necessarily a good thing. The original Sonic the Hedgehog design didn’t look much like the speedster fans know from the numerous video games and animated appearances he’s made over the years.

Since audiences are paying for a product by going to see a film in theaters, it’s understandable that the studios want to do as much as possible to sell tickets. But by pushing back the release and making the creative team give Sonic the Hedgehog a makeover, it could radically shift the dynamic between audiences and studios. Speaking to Sioux City Journal, Jim Carrey said that he believes filmmaking will become like a “Frankenstein monster” situation since there are so many contributing factors. Take a look at what Jim Carrey had to say about the Sonic the Hedgehog redesign situation below.

“I believe in auteurs. I believe in creatives. We do what we can do and then technology is going to have its way and people’s opinions are going to have their way. And who knows what it’s going to turn into? You just become their Frankenstein monster at some point, right?”

What are your thoughts on the Sonic The Hedgehog redesign and Jim Carrey’s comments on the matter? Sound-off in the comments!

Here is the official synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog:

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.

 Directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, Sonic the Hedgehog features the voice talent of Ben Schwartz as the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star in undisclosed roles.

Sonic the Hedgehog opens in theaters on February 14, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Jim Carrey and the Sonic movie!

Source: Sioux City Journal

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.