A brand new television spot for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie name-drops Dwayne Johnson.
With the release date for the live-action Sonic film rapidly approaching, the marketing team seems to be racing to the finish line to get as much Sonic content out there as possible! Now set to hit theatres on Valentines Day, the live-action Sonic film is finally finding its groove with fans after they rebelled against Sonic’s original look. Realizing the fault in their execution, Paramount and co. went back to the drawing board to give Sonic the authentic look fans wanted from the get-go. Now that Sonic looks just about alright, the marketing machine has begun to churn out promotional material for the upcoming film.
In a brand new spot released on Twitter, we see Sonic flex his comedic muscles, as well as name-drop everyone’s favourite celebrity, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In the spot, Sonic asks “What year is it?” followed by “Is The Rock president?”. Of course, The Rock isn’t the president at the moment, but all of that could change if Sonic decides to become his running Vice-President.
You can check out the Sonic spot that name-drops The Rock below.
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) December 15, 2019
Of course, as cordial as he is, Dwayne Johnson responded to Sonic name-dropping him in this latest spot. In the tweet, Dwayne Johnson mentions how he used to play Sonic back in college and how surreal it is to have the famous blue hedgehog name-drop him in a movie.
So crazy I used to love playing Sonic in college. Many moons later this…
life can be so damn wildly unpredictable and surreal at times. 🤯 https://t.co/2aim2sv88O
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 15, 2019
This is surely a win-win for both Dwayne Johnson and the Sonic film, as the latter has just secured a big celebrity to help market it when it comes out in February. As for Dwayne Johnson, any cultural mention of him being president is enough to further his brand as the likeable hero that he’s come out to be.
Are you excited to see the Sonic film? Do you want Dwayne Johnson to run for president?Let us know in the comments section!
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.
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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe