Paramount Has Hilarious Response To ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Haters

Sonic. He can really move. Sonic. He’s got an attitude. Sonic. He’s the Fastest Thing Alive. Alright, that’s enough quoting the lyrics to SATAM. What fans have seen so far from Paramount’s live action Sonic the Hedgehog has managed to do one thing thought impossible for the ever-divided Sonic fanbase: unite them. Sure, not everyone is in opposition to how the blue blur will look in live-action, but reactions have been the complete opposite of positive. Or, at the very least, to see what kind of film this will be when the movie speeds into theaters.

Obviously the folks behind the film have taken note of the reaction online. And not that they’re allowing fans to dictate the conversation, but the Sonic Movie Twitter account released an image last night showcasing the blue hedgehog with some very muscular legs and holding a sign that reads “Can’t a guy work out? Be back next year.” Accompanying this image is the tweet caption “This shouldn’t get any attention on the internet, right? #RespectTheLegs #SonicMovie.” Yeah, they know what they’re doing here.

Have a look at Sonic remembering leg day in the tweet below.

Obviously the people working behind the scenes and on the marketing for the Sonic film have seen how fans reacted, so rather than back down, they’re acknowledging that hey, something released on the internet in relation to this film is bound to get some attention on the internet. Not to mention that hey, as fast as Sonic is, of course he’d probably have killer legs. But obviously this won’t be how the hedgehog will look on film. Still, it’s a nice way to toy with the fans.

What’s been your take on the live action Sonic the Hedgehog film so far? Do you have any expectations for it? And what do you make of the image above? Let us know in the comments below.

Directed by Jeff Fowler, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog stars Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, Lee Majdoub, Frank C. Turner, Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk. The film will speed its way into theaters on November 8, 2019.

What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP

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Spider-Man Far From HomeSony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click "Next" to find out.

1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes' (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as "MJ" that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.

Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter's motivations in Far From Home. 

2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home

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Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter's secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she's aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.

3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic AffairSpider-Man Far From Home Happy Hogan Aunt May

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won't be awkward for Peter.

4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury

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The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.

The unlikely duo has been described to have a "brothers in arms" dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?

5. Spider-Man & Mysterio's Relationship Is The Central Focus

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During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:

"The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There's no one more professional than him."

Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.

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