The Sonic the Hedgehog movie got delayed to 2020 for a redesign, and star Ben Schwartz teased the character’s redesign will be closer to his look in the games.
After the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer debuted in April, fans immediately disapproved of his design. The backlash was so heavy that director Jeff Fowler and Paramount confirmed a complete redesign of the main character, pushing the film’s release date back in order to do so.
Ben Schwartz, who’s voicing the titular speedster, posted on Instagram and quoted Fowler saying they’re taking time to “make sonic just right.” In the image, the blue hedgehog is seen with his signature glove with Ben Schwartz saying “is that a GLOVE I SEE?!” Here’s Ben Schwartz’s post:
After the immense backlash and confirmed redesign, director Jeff Fowler announced via Twitter that the movie had been pushed back to 2020. This gives them time to make the design “just right.” Fowler also apologized to fans on Twitter when confirming a redesign, using the hashtag GottaFixFast. After posting on Instagram, Ben Schwartz seems confident that the crew will create a more accurate version of the character. The release date change will give the team more time to achieve this.
Do you think the redesign was a good move? Are you excited to see a more accurate version of Sonic on the big screen? How do you feel about Ben Schwartz’s post? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! We will continue to update you on Sonic as more news comes.
Here is a 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 will be released in theaters on February 14, 2020.
‘The Lion King’ Photos Offer New Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled new photos from Disney's The Lion King remake that offer another look at several characters, including Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar.
Disney's line-up of live-action remakes continues with 2019's The Lion King and now a new set of photos offers fans another look at the photo-realistic versions of several beloved characters from the animated classic. In addition to a new photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar, the villainous brother of King Mufasa and uncle of future king Simba, the latest collection of images reveal new looks at Rafiki, a classic scene in which Mufasa teaches his son about the kingdom, Timon and Pumba with an adult Simba, young Simba and Nala being lectured by Zazu, and the famous Pride Rock.
Fans can also see a behind-the-scenes look at Donald Glover recording dialogue with the guidance of director Jon Favreau.
You can check out the photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
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Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly