HOLLYWOOD, CA—After many quiet years, fans all over the world can now rejoice: production on the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has finally begun! The hotly anticipated movie is expected to arrive in 2019 and will take the world by storm as thousands of fans of the acclaimed SEGA mascot will now get to see him as they always dreamed: in a live-action film full of human characters.
After bouncing around multiple studios, the movie found itself at Paramount, known for such hit franchises as Transformers and the new monster cinematic universe, the first of which was The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. Sonic the Hedgehog may prove to be the last piece of this trifecta in Paramount’s winning strategy as Sonic the Hedgehog is still a popular character in spite of SEGA’s many assassination attempts. Though video game movies are often derided as terrible, that will probably not be the case for Sonic the Hedgehog, which is said to be an action comedy. Ask about the hedgehog anywhere around the internet, and you are sure to get tons of laughs.
It is not known which of Sonic’s many other friends will make it into the movie, but at the very least, we can expect Dr. Eggman will make it. Sonic will also have a human sidekick played by Westworld’s James Marsden, who was recently confirmed to play a cop that befriends the hedgehog. Other questions, such as whether Sonic will have a human girlfriend or if he will use guns, are still unanswered, but the movie’s PG-13 rating suggests both to be a possibility.
Unfortunately we have to wait at least another year before the movie arrives. 2019 can’t come fast enough!