Although we, the dwellers of the internet, are yet to see any footage from the up-and-coming Sonic the Hedgehog movie starring James Marsden and Jim Carrey, twitter has been buzzing with news coming from those attending the event and the two teaser-trailers shown there.
Here are the most important pieces of information we have learned from CinemaCon so far!
1: Sonic is definitely an Alien
According to Slashfilm, Sonic is indeed from another planet, who has travelled to Earth in search of aid. He travels to Earth using rings (which sound more like the giant “special stage rings” rather than objects he collects) so it sounds like at least part of the film will not take place on earth.
For those hopeful for a mention of Mobius, I think you might be expecting too much.
2: It turns out Gangsta’s Paradise is in the trailer
A widely reported piece of information from DreamcastGuy, who claimed to have seen the Sonic Trailer last month, turns out to be true! Coolio’s hit single is in the trailer.
What relevance (if any) it holds to the film is still unknown, as is whether or not Coolio will make an appearance (but we hope so!)
3: Some of the jokes are downright weird
“I was spitting out formulas when you were spitting up formulas” appears to be a line from Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik in the movie, with the response of “I was breastfed” from Marsden’s cop character.
We really don’t know what to make of that!
— Eric (@Gargamelsh) April 4, 2019
4:Carrey’s Robotnik will be comedic
Carrey has played several straight roles in recent years, but it seems his incarnation of the genius inventor will be a return to more comic roots for which Carrey is better known for, or more precisely “intellegence screwed up by Ego” according to the actor himself.
According to Deadline, Carrey had a few suggestions for alternative movie names as well when he appeared on stage:
“Been there, done that. This movie is nothing without me,” corrected Carrey, who also suggested possible new titles: How about Robotkic [sic] Conquers the World? Eggman: Hard Boiled?”
You should probably stick to your day job, Jim!
5: Sonic gets shot
Sure it’s only with a tranquiliser gun, but still, bit harsh eh James?
6: Robotnik’s robot army is “transformer-like”
It’s unsurprising that with the success of Michael Bay-esque blockbusters in which scenes erupt with explosions and robots, that the Sonic movie shouldn’t lend elements from that.
We just hope we’re going to see some modern takes on Crabmeats and Caterkillers rather tha more Bumblebees and Megatrons.
We are still holding out for a Metal Sonic!
6: There are still divisions over Sonic’s design
While it sounds like many remain unsure about Sonic’s appearance and quality of CGI in the movie (after all, it has Detective Pikachu to compete with), there seems to be a growing contingent who think the movie will be at least fun, even if just for younger audiences:
Controversial opinion: Sonic looks extremely off-putting, no way around that, but the movie itself looks…………kinda fun?
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) April 4, 2019
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG looks like a fun family film w/ an energetic turn from Jim Carrey as mustachioed Dr. Robotnik, who got his own separate reel after the trailer. One scene w/ Sonic surrounded by missiles reminded me of Quicksilver’s standout scenes in X-Men franchise. I dug it!
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 4, 2019
We just saw Sonic the Hedgehog footage. Sonic is basically like 4 feet tall and naked. Which looks way less creepy than it sounds. The movie has a Michael Bay Transformers look and feel to it. #CinemaCon
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 4, 2019
Does any of the news coming out of CinemaCon change your expectations on the Sonic Movie? Let us know in the comments!