The live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie may have been delayed yet again thanks to the redesign of the film’s titular character.
Earlier this year, the live-action Sonic film was rescheduled from its original release date of November 8, 2019, to February 14, 2020, in order to completely redesign the look of Sonic himself. After the film’s first trailer officially revealed the design for Sonic, the production was met with such a large backlash that the film’s director, Jeff Fowler, personally announced that the project was being delayed to redesign Sonic. Ben Schwartz, who is voicing to the blue hedgehog in the film teased that Sonic would be getting a redesign similar to his iconic video game form.
Now it seems the Sonic movie may have hit another bump in the road. The Sonic movie’s official Twitter account recently teased the film’s release for March 2020 in its bio. While it’s since been removed from the Sonic movie’s Twitter bio, this would be the second time the film’s release date has been pushed back if it turns out to be the case.
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Paramount’s live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film is set to follow Small-town sheriff Tom Wachowski (played by Westworld actor James Marsden) and the titular Hedgehog as they embark on a road trip in a race against time to recover the blue hedgehog’s rings before the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Ben Schwartz provides the voice for Sonic. Here’s the official synopsis:
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, the film 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.
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