Ever since the first poster for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie was released back in December, there has been much speculation about what the iconic character will look like on the big screen. While everyone knows how the video game version appears, the posters so far suggest that Sonic will have a more humanoid appearance than we are used to. Now images of what could be the full movie Sonic have leaked.
The images were posted by advertising agency Hamagami/Carroll, and appear to be part of a branding guide for the movie. The pictures show Sonic in various action-packed poses, and while his legs are a little less muscular than the early pictures suggested, there are a couple of noticeable changes to his appearance.
Sonic’s iconic white gloves have now become furry hands, and his sneakers aren’t the red-and-white-striped design we’re used to seeing him in. The images have now been removed from the agency site, and there has been no comment from Paramount about whether they are legit or not. Nevertheless, they still exist in other places–check out the image below, and the rest over at Polygon.
Sonic the Hedgehog releases on November 8. It’s set to star Westworld’s James Marsden, with comedian Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic and Jim Carrey as the evil Dr. Robotnik. It’s directed by Jeff Fowler, who is making his feature debut, but won an Oscar in 2005 for his animated short Gopher Broke. It’s produced by Deadpool director Tim Miller.
2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the Sonic franchise. The latest instalments in the series were Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, both of which were released in 2017. A new Sonic racing game, Team Sonic Racing, is due out this year.