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05th Mar 2019

Leaked images reveal the live action Sonic The Hedgehog for the first time

Wil Jones

Jim Carey is playing Dr Robotnik in the movie

Video game legend and icon of pure 1990s extremeness Sonic The Hedgehog is heading to the big screen, in a live-action/animated hybrid family movie, set for release in November.

Previously, we got a teaser poster for the film, but that only showed us a silhouette of the raddest hedgehog of them all. But now, a leaked document from branding agency Hamagami/Carroll Inc appears to reveal him in all his blue glory.

Those eyes. THOSE EYES.

The document appeared on the portfolio page of HC’s website, but has since been taken down.

The presentation goes on to list Sonic’s “Brand Personality” – according to corporate, Sonic is:

  • Irreverent and Sarcastic
  • Heroic and Adventurous
  • Confident and Competitive
  • Chill and Likable (sic)
  • Mischevious, But Not Malicious

Sonic’s co-creator Yuji Naka even tweeted his slight disappointment, saying the design needs “more balance”.

Voicing Sonic in the movie is Ben Schwartz, who you might recognise as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, Tom Haverford’s best friend in Parks and Recreation.

Jim Carrey is playing Sonic’s nemesis, Dr Robotnik aka Dr Eggman, which seems like the maddest but also most brilliant cast we could imagine.

Also cast in the film are James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, and Neal McDonough.

Sonic The Hedgehog is set to be released in the US on November 8th, and will be in UK cinemas Boxing Day, 2019.