Earlier this year, a plethora of new movie images leaked for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie and they were so ... odd that even Sonic's creator wasn't feeling the design. Still, images aside there is much that we don't know about the film on the horizon, which is where one person who allegedly saw an early preview of the movie comes into play.
One person who claims to have seen an unfinished version of the live-action flick took to Reddit for an AMA. It was there that a whole host of new details emerged, including the story, character relations, and more. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the AMA has since been deleted, but the folks over at Resetera were quick to preserve what was shared.
The post over on Resetera also shows off a quick look at the Sonic Bible and reports of a Robotnik action figure that will be coming available for sale closer to the film's release, though he won't be called Eggman. There will also be a baby Sonic plus as well, reportedly:
In case you can't see the Twitter embed above, below is what the AMA revealed:
Sonic's origins: Sonic escapes his birth planet as a baby (rings are how Sonic got to Earth. He can throw one and imagine a place and it will take him there), is found by an owl and grows up on Earth. Ends up alone after some time and grows up staying hidden. He pretty much scavenges and lives in the shadows. He is known as "the blue devil" to the locals and thought of as an urban legend until he is found out about. Loneliness gets to him which leads to the government bringing in Robotnik to find the energy disturbance caused by Sonic. (Sonic makes an electrically charged run when he focuses or gets extremely emotional. His charged run is why he gets detected and how doc comes into the film.) Hijinks ensue and a good story is told as Tom the cop and Sonic become besties.
How Sonic and Tom meet: Tom has raccoon problems in his trash. When he goes to deal with it, he sees Sonic face to face for the first time. He tranqs him and puts him in a cage. Robotnik shows up, but they escape and Tom begrudgingly agrees to help Sonic. Sonic has to go to San Francisco because he activated his ring portal power and dropped the bag of rings into it, dumping them on top of the Golden Gate Bridge (donuts may also be involved? The wording on that detail was a bit confusing). Tom drives him there because he is moving to San Francisco to prove to himself that he can handle real cop crime and not Montana small world problems. Tika Sumpter plays Tom's wife Annie. She's a veterinarian and since she was known to Sonic when he watched them from afar as being kind to animals, he felt he could trust them both.
Eggman’s role: Robotnik (who is never referred to as Eggman) is just a psycho doc that works for the government initially. He has drones that can track and shoot, as well as a large tank. He's super obnoxiously smart and makes tons of comments in the film about how superior his brain is. Has the typical long coat and all dark evil scientist look, short mustache as well initially. He gradually gets crazier and more obsessed with Sonic as the film goes, and doesn’t rock the signature look until tail end of movie, when he is defeated and ends up on a foreign planet that Sonic was supposed to escape to in the event of being found on earth. He is now hefty and rocking the full blown 'stache.
Misc Extras: There is one major car chase scene/battle. Sonic flosses (the dance move) afterwards. In another scene, Sonic creates an Earth bucket list after Tom agrees to help him get his rings back. Sonic sneaks off while Tom makes a phone call in a backwoods gas station. Sonic creates a ruckus and a bar fight ensues.
Other Sonic characters in the movie: None. It's just Sonic and Eggman.
As for the upcoming live-action film itself, it's slated to release in theaters on November 8th. What do you think about the above leak? Does this appeal the movie more to you, or is the design too much to overlook? Sound off in the comment section below, or hit me up over on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy!
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