Paramount Pictures is adding fuel to the hype machine by releasing a new clip and official music video, featuring Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, and Lil Yachty, for next month’s release of Sonic the Hedgehog.
No one has had a more up and down year than the crew behind the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. When the first trailer for the film was released it was met with internet fury worthy of a war criminal. The general public rejected the design that strived to balance the cartoony design of the speedster with a small measure of anatomical correctness.
The director and studio took the negativity to heart and postponed the film in an effort to redesign the character, which is an unusual response in Hollywood. The second trailer features a video game accurate design and it resulted in one of the most watched trailers of the year on YouTube. Paramount is now riding this new wave of appreciation and is preparing for the release of the SEGA adaptation in just over two weeks.
Sonic the Hedgehog Vs Dr. Robotnik
Now that the marketing for the movie has begun, there is a lot of new media to enjoy and you came to the right place to see it all. Aside from Sonic himself, the major draw to the project is Jim Carrey playing Dr. Robotnik. The latest clip looks to show off his adversarial relationship with Sonic, Tom, and Maddie Wachowski, played by James Marsden and Tika Sumpter. Take a look below:
Sonic the Hedgehog is Going to “Speed Me Up”
Every major release needs a banging soundtrack and it seems that fact didn’t miss Paramount. The new song, “Speed Me Up,” features Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty, and Sueco the Child. The video harkens back to Sonic the Hedgehog’s SEGA Genesis roots with 16-bit graphics and a trip through classic video game nostalgia.
Sonic the Hedgehog Official Synopsis
Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog is set for release on February 14th, 2020. What did you think of the clip and new music video? Let us know in the comments and on social media!