The lengthy trailer, below, really sets the stage for what’s to come. Sonic’s arrival in the USA’s midwest seems to capture the attention of the government. They send Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to investigate-slash-take over the world or something. James Marsden also appears as a child abductor.
Oh, and it also uses the tagline “Every hero has a genesis,” which is perfect for me as a Canadian but likely problematic for Aussies who may still have a Mega Drive at home. Ah well, just watch the trailer.
The internet’s had a field day making fun of the trailer. We’ve included some responses to it — including those from our own staffers — below.
The Boy Whose Face And Arms And Arse Are Blue
Channel 4, 9pm pic.twitter.com/u4GcC7qVzZ
— Sam White (@samwrite) April 30, 2019
Calling it now. pic.twitter.com/gatqG3ev2o
— Robert (@TheCheekyTaurus) April 30, 2019
Hank Azaria: I will make a fool of myself as Gargamel!
Jim Carrey: HOLD MY BEER' pic.twitter.com/SRfyo74rYO
— Malek | مالك ? (@malekawt) April 30, 2019
Rewrite of scene in the trailer where James Marsden shoots sonic in the leg with a tranquilliser.
[Marsden]: enters, shocked to see Sonic he screams and fires actual gun at Sonics head.
[Sonic]: brain explodes into bloody pulp all over wall
End credits roll
— Jay Ball (@JayBallzup) April 30, 2019
— Ben Salter (@Ben_Salter) April 30, 2019
What do you think of the trailer? Sound off in the comments below.
Sonic the Hedgehog speeds to theatres later this year.