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Update: A full body render has been added to the end of this post.

Original: The new Sonic the Hedgehog movie is eight months out from its premiere. But believe it or not, we’ve yet to see what the character looks like in the film. We’ve gotten glimpses here and there, but that’s about it.

Our first look at the popular character in his big screen role may have been discovered today. Hamagami/Carroll, a marketing services firm, has a couple of images on its website – including the one attached above. We haven’t seen this design for Sonic before, and the site says it created some packaging “for all of the licensed retail products within the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise”.

Sonic the Hedgehog has been a mainstay at SXSW where a panel has been held in recent years. SEGA has made some notable announcements at the event, including Sonic Mania Plus, one of the first teases for Team Sonic Racing, and more.

Sonic will be back at this year’s SXSW with the “Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel” next month. Once again, it sounds like fans can look forward to announcements.

Yuzo Koshiro has worked on a ton of music for a wide variety of games over the past 30 years. That includes Streets of Rage, Ys, Etrian Odyssey, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and so many more.

Over on Twitter, Koshiro recently posted a piece imaginging what it would be like for Mario to appear in Sonic’s world. Have a listen to his creation below.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


This week, we’ve seen a pair of official movie posters for the upcoming Sonic movie. In case you missed them, you can check them out here and here.

Today we have a look at another possible poster for the film, though it might be a bit older. The one pictured above is apparently from last year when the cast and script were greenlit. Still, could this be our first look at Sonic in the movie?

Thanks to Magitroopa for the tip.

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A second Sonic movie poster has appeared. This follows the one released yesterday, available here.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will debut on November 8, 2019.


Detective Pikachu isn’t the only notable live-action gaming movie coming out next year. In about a year from now, Sonic the Hedgehog will be getting the same treatment.

Here’s a first look at the film’s motion poster:

Update: Perhaps Jim Carrey isn’t pictured after all? IGN’s Amanda Flagg says we’re actually looking at Frank C Turner. If we hear otherwise, we’ll let you know.

Original: Filming of the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie is underway, and we have a new set of photos showing Jim Carrey and James Marsden in their roles. The two are playing Ivo Robotnik / Dr. Eggman and Tom Wachowski (a sarcastic sheriff) respectively.

Below are the photos:

The Sonic the Hedgehog film debuts on November 8, 2019.


Variety is reporting that Ben Schwartz will be voicing Sonic in next year’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie. He’ll be joined by James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey.

Schwartz is currently voicing Dewey Duck in the reboot of DuckTales and will play the role of Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Other than that, he’s been in Blue Iguana and has a role in Night School.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will debut on November 15, 2019.


Team Sonic Racing

At San Diego Comic-Con next week, SEGA will be hosting a special event. The Sonic the Hedgehog’s Way Past Cool Panel will feature updates on the comics and games, including “some surprise announcements.”

Here’s an official description for the panel:

James Marsden

Rumors yesterday had Paul Rudd possibly having a lead role in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. That speculation turned out to be incorrect in the end, and Variety now reports that James Marsden will be starring in the film. Specifics behind his role have not yet been shared.

The new Sonic movie will debut on November 15, 2019. It will feature a mix of live action and CGI.


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