As the world barrels towards the November 2019 release of the new Sonic Hedgehog movie, we continue to get tiny tastes of exactly what Sonic will look like in the live-action world of the film. A film style guide from design firm Hamagami/Caroll, Inc. was recently leaked online, revealing many stills of Sonic's new image before it was inevitably removed.
Fans are...well, they're not too pleased about how their beloved speedy hedgehog looks in the movie.
Sonic the Hedgehog movie leaked first look of live-action Sonic the Hedgehog. #SonicMovie #SonictheHedgehog https://t.co/yHXxic0vxZ— DemiFiendRSA (@DemiFiendRSA) 1551800016.0
Many fans have began posting their own subtle redesigns of the upcoming film's hedgehog.
#Sonic Just changing Sonic a little and it's 2x better. wut. https://t.co/JX1JtxOofI— Guppinas (@Guppinas) 1551769544.0
The main difference between Sonic's new redesign and the "classic" Sonic seems to be their eyes: the old sonic had large, interconnected eyes, with elongated pupils.
Many Twitter users, however, don't know what's changed...they just know they don't like it.
I would pay $15 to never see the bad Sonic ever again— URL, You'll Be A Woman Soon (@URL, You'll Be A Woman Soon) 1551795475.0
Things got even worse for the new Sonic film when yet another image of its main character was leaked during the Kid's Choice Awards.
The Kids Choice Awards leaked another image of the new Sonic Movie design It.. does not look great...hoo boy. https://t.co/4VOVtW8PPE— TRAFON (@TRAFON) 1551911237.0
the horror of a sonic is directly proportional to the number of pixels used to create him— dannyodwyer (@dannyodwyer) 1551754802.0
If that's what Sonic looks like, what can we expect for Tails?
First look at Tails from #Sonic. https://t.co/QAcIsxZuqT— Sirkowski (@Sirkowski) 1551764616.0
God why? #sonic https://t.co/LjbZ72US4a— Amaral (@Amaral) 1551968186.0
On Twitter, jokes abounded about this strange, unfamiliar Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2019) https://t.co/MSDBUNGG1j— Tom Oliver (@Tom Oliver) 1551904822.0
Yuji Naka seeing the Sonic redesign for the movie (2019, colorized) https://t.co/q82zN2LxvJ— Noah Pasternak (@Noah Pasternak) 1551905836.0
There we go, my quick edit of the Sonic movie design #SonicTheHedgehog #SonicMovie https://t.co/JNXqJEwoMe— LadyGT【嬢子愛】 (@LadyGT【嬢子愛】) 1551764287.0
What were the moviemakers thinking?!
The Sonic Movie is wild https://t.co/Kgko8aVyVL— Sam's Procrastination Station (@Sam's Procrastination Station) 1551916355.0
Fans: Ahhhhhhahhhhahh! Sonic: Why are you running?!? Why are you running?!? https://t.co/FIFfqVB2hy— Miraculous Maku (@Miraculous Maku) 1551901608.0
What happened to the Sonic movie?! (c" ತ,_ತ) https://t.co/Y9Kf6geVrJ— Itoshigo (@Itoshigo) 1551911930.0
This movie may go down as one of the biggest disasters in video-game adaption history...but hopefully not!
that one leaked image of the sonic movie https://t.co/Yku0fPMnTE— diddy (@diddy) 1551909662.0
Wow, the Sonic Movie is looking pretty good! Great job to everyone involved 👏 https://t.co/2XaX6oaAzG— Sam's Procrastination Station (@Sam's Procrastination Station) 1551897442.0
I can’t believe Stephen King directed the Sonic movie https://t.co/gJ265KCOEQ— Connor Sordyl #Klonoa4Smash (@Connor Sordyl #Klonoa4Smash) 1551917480.0
As November approaches, fans have their fingers crossed that things will turn out better than they seem...
Every time we see a new leak of the Sonic movie. https://t.co/2N69CpxZl2— cy🌀 (@cy🌀) 1551917871.0
@TommyOliverSays https://t.co/FLgB9za7HA— KY_LOE R3N (@KY_LOE R3N) 1551967959.0
@TommyOliverSays https://t.co/4SspEsat6O— Manic Pixie Dream Boy (@Manic Pixie Dream Boy) 1551964119.0
In the meantime, however, we just have to wait and hope. And perhaps ask a crucial question:
Why does Sonic look like he should be hanging over the produce section at Walmart. https://t.co/sigZEiizvt— Cess! ♥️ (@Cess! ♥️) 1551897309.0