Sonic Trailer Delivers First Good Look At Live-Action Movie

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Despite how surreal the idea of a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie may seem, it is in fact happening and inevitable. If the numerous cast confirmations haven't been enough to convince you that we will soon live in a world where a wide-eyed blue hedgehog that runs fast will inhabit the same space as real human beings, the newly released trailer certainly will. [Update: Plans to redesign Sonic in the wake of the negative reaction to the first trailer have now led to the release date being delayed.]

The trailer, which you can watch above, gives us a nice overview of the story. As you might expect, it's a familiar tale of Sonic going up against Robotnik, who is up to no good in San Francisco. This time, though, the bad doctor appears to be affiliated with the military G-men investigating what's up with the blue hedgehog. He's also surprisingly sassy for an evil doctor, and the end of the trailer teases a more familiar look for him.

Although Sonic will be brought to life via CGI, the beloved character is being voiced in the movie by Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies), who is a seasoned voice actor having appeared as Dewey Duck in the new Duck Tales Show and Rutabaga Rabitowitz in BoJack Horseman.

Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, meanwhile, is being played by Jim Carrey. In the games, he's portrayed as a mad scientist, an archetype that Carrey has played numerous times across his illustrious career. In an interview, Carrey said that that the Sonic movie will appeal to families, but will also have an edge to it. "I made sure that there are some winks and nods, and edgy things that are still acceptable to both age groups," he explained.

James Marsden, who is known for his recent work in HBO's Westworld, will also be in the film as a state trooper who catches onto Sonic's super speed. The new trailer shows him forming a buddy relationship with the speedster and getting into hijinks.

The Sonic movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler (Gopher Broke), with Deadpool director Tim Miller producing. It is set for release on November 19, 2019; it was originally expected to premiere in 2018 before being delayed.

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This is the kind of movie that Jim Carrey deserves.

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That looked way better then it should have.

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What's with the music haha

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If this movie has too much violence, then Jim Carrey might wet his pants.

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Fun fact: 'robotnik' in Polish means worker. :-)

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*Looks at Sonic's designs*

I hate that Hedgehog -_-

But in another way, I do like Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik.

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LMAO! Don't let the hedgehog show his feet. The amount of nsfw content on deviant art would consume the internet.

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He's perfect fit for the role. Just look at his paintings.

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haha you know what im going to watch this simply cause jim carry is in it. i dont care if the whole movie is one big train wreak. itll be fun to laugh at for sure.

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Sonic's face does not look right imo. It's too "human"? I dunnot, but it it looks off.

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@Sushiglutton: I think its because the sonic we are used to actually has one big eyeball that connects at the bottom of his brow and the whites of his eyes are huge for that exaggerated expression. This sonic actually has two normal looking eyeballs. With this being a live action Movie I can see why they altered his look. Otherwise they could have just done like a Dreamworks kind of film and had everything true to the game.

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@Sushiglutton: his face his body all look wrong. Even the cartoon sonic looked like sonic

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@tsunami2311: Isnt that to be expected? This is them making a live action version of sonic he is not supposed to be an animated creature even though in reality he is computer generated. They made him more humanoid because they are bringing him to life. this is not simply copy paste facial expression: Sonic sad face, Sonic Happy face ect.

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The trailer was terrible.

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@justthetip: No truer thing has been said on this forum.

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Here come the movie experts. ..

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@cashx002: That's like restaurant owner saying that his food is excellent and customers love it too even though there are zero.

It will be a miracle if this avoids rasberry nominations. Even Jim seems to have a good chance of getting nominated, like often even the alright parts of crappy movies get them.

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: So you eat movies? Got it. .. There's a difference between visiting a restaurant and actually "eating" the food. You have not even seen the movie, you're just crying because it offends your sensibilities and predicting that it will suck. It will be ok, baby boi. Now go get a hobby and develop some real work.

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Coolio though?

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@liquid_plasma: Gangster's Paradise because...sonic...and...fast...spiky hair...

I got nothing.

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@cjtopspin: You almost made sense if you just put a $$$ at the end.

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The only question is, will this be worse than the Super Mario movie? How low can they go?

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@michaeldark: That is a movie us 80's babies, who begged to see it, would like to forget ever happened thank you.

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@michaeldark: this is gonna make the super mario movie look like the contra movie

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@shadowwarrior4: or DOOM ... or Mortal Kombat, or Resident Evil or Tomb Raider ... or Street Fighter

I wonder if Detective Pikachu will save it !!! I doubt it

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@clefdefa: Dude , Pikachu with Ryan Reynolds voice.... this cannot be life, there is a glitch in the matrix, please unplug me.

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sega need to get some cash some how i guess, odd though that sonic dont really look like sonic other then the colors. did sega forget what sonic looks like or what? Even in the animation sonic looked like sonic in the games

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@tsunami2311: They are not going to get my cash for sure!

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The thing about Jim Carrey is that he actually had to tone down the evil in his real life in order to play this part.

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oh givr it a chance it does not seem that bad tbh....I may not of had a sega all them years I still played me mates and enjoyed the games...I probably go and take me daughter when it comes out....what next slagging off Pikachu,,

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I dont think its as bad as you guys are making it out to be. It seems like you guys want more sonic cartoons. I cant wait to take my son to see this he loves Sonic, my second console was a sega genesis with the original Sonic game. It will be a good time. Anyone expecting a sonic movie to be anything other than corny fun is asking way too much considering the premise of the game.

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@craigtl: I don't care so much about more cartoons, but a few more retro games like Sonic Mania would be great.

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@lion2447: Sonic Mania was the perfect blend. It was old classic sonic it was new sonic that felt very familiar. As long as they can create new fun stages and keep that formula in tact, they can keep those coming.

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Ole' Jim hes a punk so I wont go see any of his movies. He wants his voice to make a statement so I will pass on him talking trash. Hollywood thanks but no thanks, hope he makes you a failure. Im sure there will be plenty of people who care less but want to cry but dont want to stand up to trash like this.

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@blown503: LOL forming such hard opinions about actors is such a waste of thought.

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@blown503: lol what? Jim is amazing and alway has been. how is he "making a statement" and talking trash?

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@kiggor: he has always been a goof. Amazing? Dont see anything amazing about him in any way. Goofy now that I see. Hes a train wreck with his holly-wood political ranting.

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@blown503: who gives a damn about what his political views? hes a funny as hell actor and thats all i care about. if you are going to be offended by someones views or opinions then thats your problem. i couldnt careless.

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My eyes...

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That Sonic reminds me of really bad Sonic fan art. It's just....creepy.

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Edited By blazingsonic

Okay help me out, Will all of Hollywood explode if they made a video game based movie that actually follows the lore of it's source material? Would it kill Jim Carry to wear a fat suit to actually look like Eggman? Would we all die if Sonic actually looked like Sonic? Why does Hollywood always have to "Modernize" stuff? Can't Sonic just look like he jump right out of a nuclear powered Dream Cast? They way the movie looks, You could have replaced Sonic with Speedy Gonzales and have Jim Carry be a generic villain who wants him to get even richer and still have the same movie.

And what's with using Gangsta's Paradise? Are you telling me they couldn't afford Crush 40?! They didn't even have to make a new song, just throw in Live and Learn or any songs from the games.

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@blazingsonic: Honestly, even the Sonic games don't really follow the basic Sonic lore.

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@niv0070: Depends on what you mean because even in Sonic Boom, Sonic still looks like Sonic, Even though hulked out you can still tell that was Knuckles, This you know it's SUPPOSE too look like Sonic but failed so hard. Yeah I get what you mean but at least Sega kept some stability.

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@blazingsonic: Yeah, that's right.

Check this video out if you haven't (about Sonic games not following the lore), good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwDGReApaB0

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"Every hero has a genesis."

LMAO!!!!!

-SEGA PUN NINJA APPROVED-

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Oh, look! Another bad Video Game based movie. How surprising.

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