Netflix tweeted, then deleted, an announcement that a 3D animated Sonic the Hedgehog TV series is headed our way, so I guess we all have to stop whatever the hell it is we’re doing and talk about this now. There are next to zero details about this thing just yet, other than the fact that it’s going to be animated, it’s going to premiere in 2022, and that it’s coming from Sega and production companies WildBrain and Man of Action Entertainment.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch early previsualization animation from Sonic the Hedgehog before the character was given a drastic makeover. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to action sequences from Kill Bill Vol. 1, Taken 3, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and more. Finally, watch a roundtable discussion with this year’s buzzed about dramatic TV actors like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Stewart, Bob Odenkirk and others. Read More »
Now that Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed Tenet back to an unknown release date, Paramount Pictures is delaying some of their biggest movies scheduled for release later this year and bumping them back into 2021.
A Quiet Place Part II and Top Gun: Maverick, two anticipated sequels that would have already been in theaters by now but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down movie theaters, are both being delayed until next year. That’s also resulted in a shift for the return of the Jackass franchise. Paramount has also beefed up their schedule for the next couple years with dates for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and the animated movies Under the Boardwalk and The Tiger’s Apprentice. Read More »
Faster than you can say “gotta go fast,” a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel has been greenlit. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy announced that development has begun on a sequel to 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog, after the incredible box office success of the video game adaptation earlier this year, despite being cut short by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More »
Sonic the Hedgehog hits Blu-ray this week on May 19 , complete with his last-minute redesign that made the character more visually appealing and less toothy. In honor of the physical media release, we have an exclusive clip that delves into the creation of the movie-version of Sonic. This featurette doesn’t go into the first design – the one that gave everyone nightmares – but instead the final look that ended up in the film, and how it drew on the original video games for inspiration.
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In this edition Sequel Bits:
- Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler is waiting for Paramount to greenlight a sequel
- Jessica Rothe wants to complete the Happy Death Day trilogy
- Robert Englund on the future of Nightmare on Elm Street
- Michael Cera would love to do a Scott Pilgrim vs. the World sequel
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In a true miracle that goes against the rules of nature, a massive outcry from the internet actually resulting in improving something. That something is the character design for the big screen adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog, which was so terrifying and horrible in the first trailer for the movie that fans couldn’t stop dunking on the Blur Blur, and Paramount Pictures spent millions to force visual effects artists to fast-track a total overhaul of the computer generated character. But was it worth it? Let’s see what the Sonic the Hedgehog Honest Trailer has to say. Read More »
Sonic the Hedgehog arrived in theaters about a month before all movie theaters started shutting down, so the Blue Blur ended up racing home a little sooner than usual. That’s given the folks at How It Should Have Ended plenty of time to come up with a different way for the video game adaptation to end. Since the ending of the first movie was a little anti-climactic, and the overall story doesn’t really make much sense, what they came up with is infinitely better.
Find out how Sonic the Hedgehog should have ended below. Read More »
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As fast as the furry blue speedster can run, Sonic the Hedgehog was in and out of theaters. That’s not entirely the video game movie’s fault — like many other recent theatrical releases, Paramount dropped Sonic the Hedgehog early on VOD in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. But maybe fans aren’t racing fast enough to watch it, or Paramount just wants to give Sonic fans a little treat today. Because the studio just released the opening 8 minutes online now. Gotta watch it fast!
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If you thought we were going to close out the day without at least one more big movie announcing an earlier-than-expected digital release date, think again. Sonic the Hedgehog is the latest movie to secure itself a theatrical window-breaking digital release. Sonic will hit digital at the end of the month, 46 days after it opened in theaters.
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