New Sonic the Hedgehog trailer: A newly designed Sonic speeds back onto our screens
There wasn't a lot right with the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, although it was pretty lame of director Jeff Fowler and co. to give into fan pressure to go back to the drawing board for a re-design of the character. It feeds into recent comments made by Scorsese about the manufactured nature of blockbusters and the risk-adverse nature of their production. Sonic fans may not have liked the original design (apparently SEGA weren't too happy with it either) but they won't determine how successful the film will be at the box office. Anyway, now we have the altered version that will probably make a lot of fans happier, but can't save just how annoying he sounds as a character in this film. Watch the new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog above.
The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski. Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
Jeff Fowler directs his debut film, with Ben Schwartz voicing Sonic, Jim Carrey starring as Dr. Ivo Robotnik and the rest of the cast featuring Tika Sumpter, James Marsden and Neal McDonough.
Sonic the Hedgehog speeds in to UK and US cinemas on February 14, 2020.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2019)
Dir: Jeff Fowler | Cast: Adam Pally, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Neal McDonough | Writers: Evan Susser (story by), Hirokazu Yasuhara (characters), Josh Miller (screenplay by), Naoto Ohshima (characters), Oren Uziel (screenplay by), Patrick Casey (screenplay by), Van Robichaux (story by), Yuji Naka (characters)