I don’t want to be dramatic but 2019 has the potential to destroy all of our childhoods. Although our inner kids have been giggling with glee at nostalgia trips like Kingdom Hearts 3 and the Resident Evil 2 remake, things might be about to get a lot, lot worse.
The first images for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie have just been leaked via entertainment branding agency Hamagami/Carroll Inc, and everyone wants to know one thing: what the f*ck has happened to Sonic?
In the pics, Sonic sports a very human-like figure, oddly small eyes and some less-than-stylish sneakers. Honestly, it’s creepy.
Luckily, the internet has come to the rescue and “fixed” Sonic’s new aesthetic
I’ve seen a few people say that the leaked movie Sonic’s style isn’t the real problem, it’s just that he’s missing Sonic’s signature eyes.
So I made that.
For your consideration, with fur, brow style, and even iris placement unchanged, here’s how classic sonic eyes would look: pic.twitter.com/mjqngd4W11
— Tom Marks (@TomRMarks) March 5, 2019
Seems like just increasing Sonic’s eyes to the huge things we’re all now used to has made him considerably more tolerable.
— LadyGT【嬢子愛】 (@LadyGT_DA) March 5, 2019
It gets worse though as the original creator of Sonic, Yuji Naka, doesn’t seem thrilled with the leak [via Eurogamer].
He tweeted [translated]: “I feel that it is important to look at the whole body visual of Sonic and head body and stomach. Did you not get a little more balance?”
— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) March 5, 2019
Least new Sonic doesn’t look as bad as Jigglypuff in that other film. #lol
— ❀✿ Cædəŋ ✿❀ (@BarbieEmoBoy) March 5, 2019
The Sonic movie is due out later this year. Will you be checking it out?
Featured Image Credit: Paramount Animation