The Sonic the Hedgehog fandom is often divided at times. Green eyes versus black eyes, boost gameplay versus Adventure-style, classic versus modern, Jaleel White versus any of the voice actors between Ryan Drummond and Roger Craig Smith, the list goes on and on. But one aspect where the entirety of the Sonic fanbase seems united revolves around the possible design for the blue blur in the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film.
The recently released motion poster for Paramount’s upcoming Sonic film has managed to do the unthinkable: unite the fanbase, but not in support. Just flat out opposition to the proposed design for the fastest thing alive. And now there’s something new on the horizon as well: an internal poster showcasing the live-action look for Sonic the Hedgehog from well over a year ago.
Here, have a look at the early design of Sonic in the poster below.
Rumour: Check out this internal poster of the #SonicMovie that was allegedly made roughly a year ago. A sheet detailing possible candidates for the roles of Sonic and Officer Tom, assumedly prior to the signing of Marsden and Schwartz, was also seen here. Developing. #SonicNews pic.twitter.com/boR7BjQ5Lt
— 🎄 Tails' Channel 🎄 (@TailsChannel) December 13, 2018
The reaction to this online seems to have gone over ever so slightly better than the motion poster, with some fans liking the look a bit more than the first reveal, though many still have their fair share of issues with the eyes and blue arms for Sonic as opposed to the tan arms that are prominent in the games. But then, the Sonic fandom wouldn’t be what it is if there weren’t many critiques down the smallest detail about how the blue blur looks. Just imagine the debates that could be had if Tails and Knuckles show up as well.
But what do you think of this poster? Do you think it’s a marked improvement over the silhouette shown in the motion poster? 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.
Hasbro Officially Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Action Figures, Dolls & More
Action figures, LEGO sets, dolls, and more have been revealed for Marvel Studios’ next Phase 3 film, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson.
Following the release of the new trailer, Hasbro has revealed the first look at Captain Marvel’s tie-in material that will start hitting shelves in January. Hasbro’s Marvel Legends action figure priced at $19.99 will feature swappable parts, which will include Captain Marvel’s Mohawk helmet. Hasbro will also be releasing a “Photo Power FX Glove” and an 11.5-inch doll. LEGO will be releasing a new set titled, “The Skrull Attack,” which includes the Quinjet along with mini figurines of Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, Talos, and Goose; the set will cost $29.99.
You can check out the merchandise in the gallery below:
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.