This Sonic the Hedgehog redesign has the speedster ready to race into action alongside Tails in this new concept design.
Fans threw a huge hissy fit when the official trailer for Paramount’s live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie was released earlier this year. Most of the problems were that Sonic just looked too human and pretty damn weird, essentially removing all the traits that made the SEGA video game character a fan-favorite for decades. After the fan outcry, Sonic the Hedgehog helmer Jeff Fowler and producers made the decision to delay the project and redesign Sonic to make him look more like his video game counterpart.
An Instagram artist that goes by the username Darlison4D perfectly followed that sentiment with a new concept design. In the concept, Sonic looks much more like his video game self, but still retains the plush aesthetic the film introduced and to add a cherry on top he’s even joined by his sidekick Tails. Drop down to check out the concept design featuring Sonic and Tails below.
Sonic producer Tim Miller believes fans will be happy with the redesign for the character. But Jim Carrey, who plays the villainous Dr. Robotnik in the movie, isn’t too sure the choice to redesign Sonic based on the fan backlash is going to work out. The actor recently expressed his concern regarding audiences having so much input on the project while it’s still in production. This lead to some drama when Castlevania producer Adi Shankar countered Jim Carrey’s comments, arguing that the filmmakers adapted Sonic “incorrectly” for his movie and that audiences weren’t “in on the creation” because he’s already had a long history in video games.
Unfortunately, we have no idea exactly what the new Sonic redesign will look like, but hopefully those in charge of the redesign take a cue from this fan art. What do you think of the new concept redesign? Let us know in the comments section!
Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog is set to follow small-town sheriff Tom Wachowski (played by Westworld star 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). Here is the official synopsis for the movie:
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.
Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theaters on February 14, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on the Sonic movie!
Check Out Every Image From Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Movie Here
Warner Bros.' upcoming standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix is just over six weeks away from hitting theaters so we've rounded up all of the film's official images showing off the next Clown Prince of Crime.
Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is set to be an origin story. The gritty and grounded crime film directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) is set in 1980s Gotham City follows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed 1980s comedian that becomes The Joker after he bombs with audiences. The film will serve as DC's first outing beyond its the current cinematic universe since it was launched by Zack Snyder in 2013 with Man of Steel in order to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon.
So far, Warner Bros. has released official images from the film featuring Joaquin Phoenix along with Robert De Niro who plays talk show host Murray Franklin, as well as Zazie Beetz' Sophie Dumond, who appears to be a love interest of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker in the film. You can check out all of the officially released stills from Joker in the gallery below!
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, and the future of the DC slate as we learn it.