‘Sonic The Hedgehog’s Live-Action Face Gets Leaked By Branding Agency, And Well…
By Mikelle Leow, 05 Mar 2019
Image via Paramount Pictures
You’ve seen his silhouette—outlined by surreal, electric blue fuzz. You’ve seen his swole legs through an uncomfortable “dick pic.” Now, the face of live-action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ has been revealed.
Spotted by Polygon, audiences finally have a full-frontal glimpse at the video game icon months before he arrives in cinemas on 8 November 2019—and, well, as with the earlier visuals, some longtime fans of the speedy hedgehog aren’t fully on board with this look.
The new images were leaked by Los Angeles-based branding agency Hamagami / Carroll Inc. via an entire style guide for the Sonic the Hedgehog film. The page has since been taken down, however.
Pictures obtained by Polygon before the style guide went offline reveal the CG character with large emerald green peepers, white furry hands instead of gloves, and a beige belly.
Of course, he’s also wearing his iconic red sneakers, which were already teased in an earlier image.
Elsewhere, the branding deck describes the Sonic the Hedgehog brand identity as “irreverent and sarcastic… heroic and adventurous… confident and likable… mischievous but not malicious.”
Primarily, the color palette of ‘Sonic’ entails electric blue and a bold red, but he’ll also be paired with a pale yellow, mustard yellow, and a cool orange tint.
Upon discovering the hedgehog’s CG face in the flesh, fans have lashed out at the film’s designers for supposedly not staying faithful to his classic appearance.
“This is heresy against the Sonic bible,” remarks one social media user.
“His eyes aren’t connected #NotMySonic,” a fan adds.
One user describes that the only way to react to the look is if Facebook introduced a ‘horror’ button, while another likens the character design to that of a 3D animated Dr Seuss film.
Preview some visuals of the live-action ‘Sonic’, as well as reactions from the internet, after the scroll.
Only villains do this: pic.twitter.com/6ElOnjw7og— Jollypop comics (PoP) (@PowerfulPassion) March 4, 2019
This is what villains do. pic.twitter.com/1X9RcT7NSD— Danidran (@Danidran) March 4, 2019
You honestly couldn't wait for April fools pic.twitter.com/NJsjNyZOQx— Andres Lopez (@andreslop24) March 4, 2019
@sonic_hedgehog I am so disappointed right now. I’ve been a fan for 20 years. I am 20. That’s my whole life. I’m sorry but this is just awful. Even down to the actor picked for voice acting. #NotMySonic pic.twitter.com/quX2an8oFO— Reagan Edward Mojica (@thewhite_beaner) March 5, 2019
[via Polygon, images via various sources]
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