Sonic The Hedgehog’s Leggy Movie Poster Turns Out To Be Real
Sega’s long standing mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is long overdue for a fun movie adaptation, making the character’s big-screen debut next year all the more anticipated. However, fans were quick to double-take this past week when Sonic’s live-action appearance was given a revealing tease, the normally-carooney character now sporting human-like proportions; most prominently a pair of impressively-toned legs.
While this initial reveal has become a topic of memedom, another poster recently making the rounds has put Sonic’s legs decidedly front and center, pushing the character’s realistic redesign even further into the memelight. Due to the internet’s already-intense fixation on the Hedgehog’s lengthy limbs, it was thought the artful display could very well be the handy work of a fan. However as GameSpot producer Gajan Kulasingham has discovered, Sonic’s leggy poster now appears to be all too real.
— Gajan Kulasingham (@gogogajman) December 14, 2018
Even with Sonic the Leg-hog’s new poster debut, it’s currently unknown what the rest of the beloved blue speedster might look like. Whatever the result may be, we know the character’s traditionally cartoonish appearance was very much left off the table according to executive producer Tim Miller. Filmmakers instead focused their efforts on creating a more tangible and realistic version of the talking hedgehog to better integrate with the real world.
He’s not going to feel like a Pixar character would because I don’t think that’s the right aesthetic to make it feel like part of our world.”
Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled to release in theaters on November 8th, 2019.
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