For the longest time, fans have been speculating (and we’ve been reporting) on the details regarding the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. We have already learned that Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, and Jim Carrey are starring in the movie, but we never got a good look at Sonic himself.
Today, IGN was the first to reveal the first movie poster for Sonic the Hedgehog, showing a silhouette of what Sonic will look like. The first details that immediately pop out include his physique, shoes, and fur. The movie’s producer also gave some additional details, saying:
“It would be weird and it would feel like he was running around nude if he was some sort of otter-like thing. It was always, for us, fur, and we never considered anything different. It’s part of what integrates him into the real world and makes him a real creature.
…We looked at every different variation of what shoes he’s worn and we’re trying to pay homage to that and also make it current and present day in what we think a Sonic of today would wear.”Neal Moritz
Moritz delved further into Sonic’s appearance, discussing his eyes. Many fans will definitely have mixed feelings about this decision.
“I don’t think SEGA was entirely happy with the eye decision, but these sorts of things you go, ‘It’s going to look weird if we don’t do this.’ But everything is a discussion, and that’s kind of the goal, which is to only change what’s necessary and stay true to the rest of it,” said Miller. “He’s not going to feel like a Pixar character would because I don’t think that’s the right aesthetic to make it feel like part of our world.”
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