Now that the Sonic the Hedgehog character design that crawled out of the uncanny valley is gone, Sonic creator Yuji Naka is starting to miss it.
That’s not to say that he’s sad to see it go, as he was among the voices that felt creeped out by Sonic’s design more closely resembling the monkey boy from the original Jumanji film rather than the Blue Blur of the video games that fans are familiar with. But nonetheless, he was interested in seeing at least a rough cut of Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie with the now-discarded design, as revealed in a recent tweet observing that the company is scrubbing pictures of the old design from their Twitter page for the movie. Here’s what he had to say about Sonic the Hedgehog:
“A new design for the movie Sonic came out. However, it seems that the previous tweet has been erased. It is a pity that I wanted to watch the DVD with the previous design.”
You can see Yuji Naka’s untranslated tweet about Sonic the Hedgehog’s movie design below:
— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) November 12, 2019
Suffice to say, Paramount seem to be content to keep moving forward with a design that has been largely well-received after the last one was dunked on by the entire internet. Unless the movie makes an absurd amount of profit, the likelihood of seeing an alternate cut showcasing Sonic the Hedgehog’s much-maligned design is pretty low.
Here is the official synopsis for the 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 is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 14, 2020.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along 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.