We knew it was coming, yet we still weren’t prepared. The trailer for the live action Sonic movie – still an extraordinary concept – has just dropped, and you can watch it below.
Highlights include the puzzling decision to set the music to Coolio’s timeless hit ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and the first appearance of Jim Carrey as Dr ‘Eggman’ Robotnik. It’s a restrained interpretation, foregoing any prosthetics that might actually make him egg-shaped in favour of a slimming black-and-red suit, and taming the bushy moustache to a state of twirliness that has me convinced Sonic will at some point be chained to a railway track.
Shade aside, it’s always fun watching Jim Carrey play Jim Carrey, and that looks like exactly what he’s doing here. He is joined by recurring Parks and Rec guest Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic and James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, the newly appointed sheriff of Green Hills, who serves as Sonic’s friend and guide to life on Earth (Sonic’s World is a separate planet, obviously).
Without further ado, here’s the trailer:
Plot details are thin on the ground for now, but it seems Robotnik is having a go at world domination of Earth now, and Sonic has dropped in to “save [our] planet.”
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The Sonic movie hits cinemas this November.
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