sonic hedgehog movie trailer

Now this looks so much better!

It’s no secret that the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie did not sit well with fans of the Blue Blur. After much anticipation over Sonic’s cinematic debut, the initial reveal’s… unique take on a “real life” interpretation of Sega’s iconic video game mascot was met with jeers across the board. Following promises of a redesign and a delay into next year, a new trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie dropped at last earlier this morning! Check it out:

A sight for sore, green eyes

Set to “Supersonic,” “Blitzkrieg Bop,” and smatterings of Green Hill Zone’s theme from the original game (no “Gangster’s Paradise” to be found), the new trailer cranks up the ante on Sonic’s origin, his growing friendship with a reluctant Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), and Jim Carrey’s appropriately hammy performance as Dr. Robotnik. The new, more faithful look works so much better than the first ratty design ever did (thank you Tyson Hesse and Blur Studios!), and I am absolutely loving Ben Schwartz as Sonic the more I hear him. Whether the movie will stand on its own merits remains to be seen until next year; at the very least, the experience will be much more visually pleasing than what we would’ve had on Friday, November 8.

Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog will debut in theaters on February 14, 2020.

What do you think of Sonic’s new look now that you’ve seen it in motion? Do you prefer it over the old one? Are you planning on seeing the movie next year? Sound off in the comments!

sonic hedgehog movie trailer

UPDATE: The official Japanese Twitter account for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie also debuted a trailer of its own today! In comparison to the Western reveal, the Japanese trailer features some new scenes and extra dialogue not featured in the original above. See it in action below!

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Jeffrey McDonell
Rare import from Canada, lover of all things video game music and remixes, desk jockey by day, and Nintendo Enthusiast by night. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube, with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood.

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