Back in April, Twitter lost its rings when they first laid on eyes on the janky looking version of Sonic The Hedgehog in the titular feature-length film’s first trailer. The film’s director heard the collective cries and announced changes would be made. Today (Nov.12), we got our first look, and the video game world is happy.
Paramount Pictures dropped the second trailer for the Jeff Fowler directed Sonic The Hedgehog movie featuring a much more accurate version of the lovable speedy marsupial. Gone are the weird-looking teeth, gloveless hands, and human-like legs. They have been replaced a Sonic we definitely recognize from the iconic Sega Genesis video games.
The new cut of the trailer not only features Sonic and him in action but also more of Jim Carrey, who plays the blue blur’s nemesis, Dr. Robotnik, and James Marsden, who becomes Sonic’s unlikely buddy. It would seem that the film’s plot also underwent some changes with Marsden’s character not being shown as a cop in the film’s second trailer but just a regular guy who stumbles upon a talking blue hedgehog from a different world.
Well, the improvements were a hit with everyone in agreement that Fowler took the time to listen to them and deliver the Sonic they wanted. You can peep the new Sonic The Hedgehog trailer as well as reactions to it in the gallery below.
Photo: Paramount Pictures / Sonic The Hedgehog
in light of the news that @tyson_hesse worked on the redesign for the sonic movie, can we all take a second to appreciate all the great work he’s done for the series in the past couple years? because he’s really been killing it pic.twitter.com/1Bk6ygHbxe— Olive Rae Brinker (@olivebrinker) November 12, 2019
The new Sonic trailer looks soooo much better! pic.twitter.com/tUYJJVEGvL— Screen Junkies (@screenjunkies) November 12, 2019
The REAL Sonic glow up is Tyson Hesse making Sonic fan comics with Nipples the Enchilada to leading the design of Sonic the Hedgehog in a Hollywood movie.— ✦Cᴀᴍᴀʟᴀɴɢᴇ✧ (@Camalange) November 12, 2019
Don't let your memes be dreams. #SonicMovie @tyson_hesse pic.twitter.com/TwLWNzfAq2
This could be like the Snyder cut of Sonic I want it https://t.co/4Fr1aQPKuv— Salty (@saltydkdan) November 12, 2019
I would seriously watch a documentary about the Sonic animation team's last ten months.— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 12, 2019
To all the people still speculating that the original movie Sonic design was a publicity stunt. You're discrediting the actual insane crunch these amazingly talented people put into making good on their promise. Stop it, you look like utter fools. https://t.co/frlM76S6Vo— Ross O'Donovan (@RubberNinja) November 12, 2019
Sonic’s new design looks perfect, this is the worst thing that’s ever happened.— JonTron (@JonTronShow) November 12, 2019
ugly sonic is now a proud incel— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) November 12, 2019
If they can re-make Sonic,— KackisHD (@RickKackis) November 12, 2019
they can re-make Game of Thrones Season 8.
I like that the sonic in the movie has a different personality than what we’re used to. he’s more of an overactive doofus than a self-assured cool guy. it’s a refreshing take tbh! they leaned into snarky cynicism with boom (which is fine) but this feels like the exact opposite— Olive Rae Brinker (@olivebrinker) November 12, 2019
New Sonic redesign looks WAY PAST COOL! pic.twitter.com/ikOcvIVrls— Noble (@Lost_Pause_) November 12, 2019
Now that they showed what action scenes will look like I'm looking forward to the Sonic Movie pic.twitter.com/vpQWZphV02— Pan-Pizza: Get a Cartoon or Go to Heck (@RebelTaxi) November 12, 2019
Doesn't seeing Sonic like this make you just smile? 😄 pic.twitter.com/vmCWfqWxwe— 💜Domestic💜 (@Domestic_Maid) November 12, 2019
okay now I just want to high five sonic 😔 pic.twitter.com/4svCpY02zg— Macro (@TheMacroShow) November 12, 2019