Everyone’s favorite super-fast blue hedgehog makes his big screen debut next year, with the release of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The first poster has now been released, and it hints at a slightly different look for Sonic.
It’s a motion poster, which shows several bolts of blue light zooming across the screen, before it forms a partial silhouette of Sonic. He’s instantly recognisable of course, but there’s a few differences worth noting, presumably because in the movie he’ll have to interactive with human actors. His limbs are definitely a bit more humanoid, with noticeably muscular legs. He’s also wearing realistic sneakers, rather than the more cartoonish type we’re used to seeing him (they’re the right color at least). Check it out below, via IGN:
Take a look at the brand new motion poster for Sonic The Hedgehog right here! pic.twitter.com/15n5APqaM0
— IGN (@IGN) December 10, 2018
Sonic the Hedgehog is released on November 15, 2019. It’s set to star Westworld’s James Marsden, with comedian Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic and Jim Carrey as the evil Dr. Robotnik. It’s directed by Jeff Fowler, who is making his feature debut, but won an Oscar in 2005 for his animated short Gopher Broke. It’s produced by Deadpool director Tim Miller.
2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the Sonic franchise. The latest instalments in the series were Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, both of which were released in 2017. A new Sonic racing game, Team Sonic Racing, is due out next year.