Advertising agency Hamagami/Carroll, Inc. accidentally leaked what Sonic the Hedgehog would look like for his live-action movie debut.
Their official website briefly posted the movie’s poster design which features the live-action Sonic. They have since taken down the post, but as the saying goes, what goes on the internet, can never be taken down.
As expected, the leaked image raised a lot of eyebrows. A lot of people aren’t big fans of the designs, and one of them is former Sonic Team head and game programmer Yuji Naka. Naka took to twitter to voice his disappointment and theorised that the leak might have been a strategic movie. However, he added that “it could continue to damage Sonic’s IP”.
The Sonic design creator also said that “the images could be fanmade” and even added that he would like to see the iconic video game hedgehog wearing some gloves. He says that he finds it “shocking” that Sonic’s barehands are white. Naka would then retweet a fan-made redesign of the leak, saying that the fan-made version is more “balanced”.
Paramount Pictures is producing the film, which is officially titled “Sonic the Hedgehog”. It’s set to premiere in the US on 8th November, and then to other countries later this year. In Japan, its title is “Sonic the Movie”.