We now live in a post-Sonic the Hedgehog-movie-render world.
Sonic the Hedgehog does not resemble a hedgehog in the slightest, and I’d argue he is more recognisable because of it. He’s a blue ball with spikes on his head, skinny legs, conjoined eyeballs, and sneakers.
In the upcoming Sonic movie, he (probably) looks like this.
I don’t like it, and neither did a lot of the internet. In fact, Sonic creator Yuji Naka took to Twitter to explain exactly what he didn’t like about the design.
ソニックの映画の画像が公式からではなくこれだけ出てくると、戦略的にリークしてるのだと思うのですが、良くない方向で話題になるとソニックのIPをきそんして行くことになるので良くないですよね。まあファンメイドの可能性もありますが、しかし手袋は付けて欲しいですね。素手が白いのは衝撃的です。 pic.twitter.com/TtJM6G88Ov— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) March 5, 2019
Kotaku’s Tim Rogers translated these tweets, which read, “I feel like, with this Sonic here, visually, the important thing to look at is the head and body ratio and the roundness of the abdomen. I wonder if they couldn’t have balanced them a little bit better…These images of Sonic aren’t coming officially from the movie-making source; I think it’s possible they’re being strategically leaked, though getting people talking about it ‘because it’s bad’ can’t be good for Sonic’s existing IP.”
He continued, “Well, there’s also the possibility that this is fan-made, though even so, I’d still prefer it if they’d put some gloves on him. Seeing him bare-handed is quite a shock.”
Thank you, Naka! I also find seeing him barehanded to be a shock! Now onto the jokes.
digging the sonic movie's chill and likable new slogan pic.twitter.com/CXkMPnCrKS— nathan grayson (@Vahn16) March 5, 2019
I would pay $15 to never see the bad Sonic ever again— URL, You'll Be A Woman Soon (@jephjacques) March 5, 2019
here are my live action sonic the hedgehog ass theories. inquiring minds want to know pic.twitter.com/dUR4qYEciK— shan m. (@heyshanmurphy) March 5, 2019
Sonic's Reaction to his Movie Design. pic.twitter.com/SjIADwHIxe— Alex???? (@KingFoxkage25) March 5, 2019
sonic looks like he’s trying to sell me an xfinity home bundle https://t.co/YkbxkMyGGU— KT Nelson (@KrangTNelson) March 5, 2019
Me: So… that Sonic movie looks like it’ll be very weird.— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) March 4, 2019
My brain: Make it look even weirder! Give him muscles! pic.twitter.com/kBh9V6NOJN
SONIC'S MOVIE DESIGN COULDNT BE ANY WOR- pic.twitter.com/WFJWvs89U6— chris (@OneyNG) March 5, 2019
When you see the Sonic movie design after already not being happy with the state of the franchise pic.twitter.com/5LhBzaDESY— PREM. (@premydaremy) March 5, 2019
sonic look good pic.twitter.com/2nFKSBsRIq— Hard Rock Nick (@OneTrickTofani) March 5, 2019
here I put a pair of GLASSY REAL HUMAN EYES on Sonic, did this fix it— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) March 5, 2019
is he better now, did I solve it y/n
(actually it doesn't look that different, does it) pic.twitter.com/BdaGrSSoar