Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Twitter Trolls Fans About Those Legs

Can't a guy work out?

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The first poster for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie was revealed last week, and it was quickly followed by a second, which was spotted in various theaters in the US. The big focus from many fans has been Sonic's legs on the posters, and more specifically, their rather humanoid appearance. The movie's new official Twitter account has now confronted the issue head-on.

The account, which can be found here, posted a new image of Sonic holding up a sign, revealing some incredibly muscular legs. The sign says "Can't a guy work out?", while the accompanying tweet reads "This shouldn't get any attention on the internet, right?"

With so much online discussion about how Sonic will look in the new movie--which combines CG and live-action--the film's marketing team have clearly decided that joining the conversation is a smart move. Check the tweet out below:

Sonic the Hedgehog is released on November 8, 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.

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