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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Are we being punished?

Also, Gangsta's Paradise?? Really?!

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@lionheartssj1: Yeah, pretty much for all the fan art and fan fiction, mainly we can thank Christine Weston Chandler for this punish.

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Yikes! Good luck with that!!

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This might have worked if they had made Sonic look like Sonic. This iteration of Sonic looks nothing like the character (even his blue hue is off); worse, this character design looks generic and uninteresting, if not sloppy and derpy.

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this better be a prequel before sonic you know became "sonic".

i guess dr. robotnik (eggman) went hardcore on the subway diet.

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Thanks, I hate it.

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Well, uh, I guess it looks better than the Mario Bro's movie? >_>

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@benq: Reading about all the crap that went on behind the scenes of that movie was way more entertaining than the movie itself.

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@benq: I was thinking the same

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Jim Carrey is in this? Thanks, I'll pass.

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i guess its better to have thisthan not to have it. like its better to have an old rusty car that doesnt work instead of having no car at all. atleast you can watch it when high and make memes about it

jim carrey means i will watch it sooner or later though so maybe thats the trick

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum I would rather not have it. This would have been better if they had a real star and not an idiot playing the part. Jim makes it a zero at the starting gate, kind of like an old rusty car that fell apart.

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: I dunno... in this case, I think it might be better to not have it.

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: I would rather have nothing. This essentially proves a Sonic live-action movie is impossible. Sonic looks awful (sounds decent, though), most of the gags look like they could be put into any other movie whether Sonic is involved or not (i.e. they don't involve Sonic's abilities in any way), and... is Robotnik going to look like that throughout most of the movie? We got his original look in the end, but for how long will he be like that? Why does a super genius need the help of the US government to take out Sonic? Yeah, he fails all the time, but the point of the character is he's proud and wont admit defeat, so this is out of character for Robotnik.

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EUhhhhhhhh.... *facepalm*

I am not feeling too well...

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Gangsta's Paradise seems like a very random song choice, to say the least.

Aside from that...it's a Sonic The Hedgehog movie. It it looks as good as something like that was ever going to look.

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Because Sonic fans associate the brand with Gangsters In Paradise and jokes about child adduction. (in an airless bag)

Sega really cares about the integrity of their property.

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Wtf did I just watch

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