An official Twitter account for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been launched and it's clear that things aren't going to get any less weird, anytime soon. Recently, the first motion poster for the video game movie arrived online and, needless to say, the internet had pretty strong feelings about it, given the bizarre look that was given to the titular character, which was really just an outline, since he was cloaked in shadow. Things only got more strange when a second poster featured Sonic on the Golden Gate bridge that also raises some questions. Now, the Twitter account has shared yet another image and it's inspiring a lot of conversation.
Even though, in some ways, this may seem like a fan account, the account has been verified, blue checkmark and all, so it appears to be real. That means the new image is, unfortunately, also real. This time, we see Sonic's legs, and not much else, in the flesh and they are unbelievably muscular. Hedgehogs apparently don't skip leg days. The iconic blue Sega hero is holding up a sign that says "Can't a guy workout? Be back next year," which covers most of his body. The caption provided with the image demonstrates that those running the account are pretty self-aware.
"This shouldn't get any attention on the internet, right? #RespectTheLegs #SonicMovie"
As expected, the internet responded almost immediately, with their own photoshop takes or concerned responses to the image. Someone changed the sign to say "kill me," for example, while somebody else put Dwayne Johnson's body, back when he was The Rock, atop Sonic's beefy legs. Another, simply concerned for his feet, told Sonic to put on some socks.
This is the first actual post from the account, even though it launched several days ago. Prior to sharing this image, the only thing the account had been doing is retweeting several of the posts from those who were roasting the previous posters. Was it always the intention for those behind Sonic the Hedgehog to engage with the audience in this way? Or are they just adapting to the situation as it's presented itself? If nothing else, we could be in for a very entertaining marketing campaign.
What we know for sure is that this version of Sonic, whatever he ends up looking like in the final product, will be voiced by Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), who will be doing battle against his arch nemesis, Dr. Robotnik, as portrayed by Jim Carrey in a movie blending CGI with live-action. Jeff Fowler makes his feature directorial debut, with Deadpool director Tim Miller producing. Sonic the Hedgehog is set to arrive in theaters on November 15, 2019. Be sure to check out the latest image from the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account, as well as some of the responses below.
Put on some socks, man.— ❄️Jawaddles❄️ (@Jawaddles) December 18, 2018
So this movie will go either one of two ways. Choose your character! pic.twitter.com/cMAMR6A1pW— Sam's Naughty or Nice Station 🎁🎅🏼🎄 (@SamsProStation) December 18, 2018
I just couldn’t get my thigh out of the shot, I couldn’t pic.twitter.com/QSKGrBpXoS— Arin Hanson, my dear (@egoraptor) December 13, 2018
sonic out here really showing off his legs huh pic.twitter.com/3ry3mtrnvS— smash-ling (bday in 3 weeks) 🎄 (@mana_chan__) December 12, 2018