Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’re probably in the know about the upcoming live action Sonic The Hedgehog movie, starring Ben Schwartz as the blue blur and Jim Carrey as the evil Dr. Eggman.
This would all be very much above board if… we hadn’t seen the outright disgraceful promotional art where they’ve made Sonic into a ripped Crossfit junkie who wears actual trainers. Yet, despite the teasing, we never actually saw what Sonic looks like from the waist up. His sultry legs were our only clue, that is until today.
Many have speculated and drawn mock-ups of what they think Sonic’s face will look like in the movie, but I don’t think anyone was prepared for the realism of the disturbing images leaked out of an advertising agency just yesterday.
As can be seen in this Polygon article, Sonic’s eyes in the Leaked style guide are more human than usual, foregoing the wide and spacious design for a more realistic closed-in look. It makes Sonic look like a weird compromise hybrid, and it is pure nightmare fuel, regardless of your age.
Unfortunately, we still don’t have the complete package. We need to see the loveable hedgehog in action with voice acting in tow to make a decision, but as of right now, this is where we’re at, and his gloves are… made out of fur. To me, that doesn’t exactly echo the proposed brand personality buzzwords like “Chill & Likeable” or “Mischievous but not Malicious.” He absolutely looks like he’s ready to haunt all of our dreams.
If you’re keen to experience this remarkable-looking movie as soon as possible, you won’t have to wait too long, as its set to hit theatres in November 2019.