James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog movie

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:29 pm

Looks like the movie will be simply called 'SONIC'

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:38 am

The storyboard artist for the film tweeted this artwork of Jim Carrey as Eggman

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He also tweeted that pre-production for the film is now complete.

And that's a wrap!! (on pre-produciton!) Spent the first half of 2018 storyboarding the insanely wacky and fun #SonictheHedgehog movie - due out Nov 2019! Thanks to Blur Studio, Josh Miller, @Pat_Kc and Jeff Fowler for bringing me aboard. Best of luck on the shoot this fall!


'Insanely wacky'?

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:12 am

Hmmm... No gloves, goggles seem to have been merged with glasses, outfit seems to be at least a little bit different...

Looks like they're redesigning Eggman again.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:13 am

Better to be Aosth than Satam, I guess.

Sonic sez:"vaccinate your kids!"
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:45 pm

James Marsden on set as Sheriff Tom Wachowski

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:01 pm

So the town will be called 'Green Hills'

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:32 am

Movie tie-in games aren't really a thing done anymore, are they? I mean, substantial non-piecemeal console games?

Imagine that they where or that this materialized back when. Imagine the possibility that it turned out like the Spiderman 2 game. Sure it'd be mired in a contemptible source material no matter what, but the proper physics could be there if the team was passionate and competent enough. Heck, like SM2 it could be the one game to place Sonic in a sandbox. Not that sandboxes are necessarily the best thing fro Sonic, but it'd at the least be novel.

(Sonic Boom was an initiative to reinvent Sonic from the ground up; such a mission statement wouldn't really apply in a hypothetical cash-in. In the eyes of the movie license holders it'd be a one-and-done thing not even on their radar, not a ploy to start a new brand. Not to mention a Sonic game produced by Occidentals need not necessarily be bad)

I think that's the biggest let down here, that this can but won't happen.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Yami CJMErl » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:07 pm

Movie tie-in games have been locked in the mobile games dungeon for a while now, but there have been a couple to release on consoles in the last year or so (Cars 3 and Hotel Transylvania 3, as well as LEGO Ninjago)

My only gripe thus far is the obvious missed joke with the population.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 pm

It does make me wonder what 1981 could be an allusion to, if anything. It's not a particular banner year for Sega, their most notable game being Frogger, which is technically Konami. The elevation suggests it was chosen at random, unless 3445 has some obscure meaning.

Dr. BUGMAN wrote:Imagine that they where* or that this materialized back when.


*Were.

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:59 pm

Preparing to film a car chase.

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What even is this movie
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:37 pm

Wonder if it's going to be christened "Rad Mobile." Or maybe one of Sonic's karts from Drift/All-Stars/etc.

Maybe we should start a pool on what predictions will come true
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:51 pm

James Marsden in the middle of filming.

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:49 pm

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"Reports of wild robots rampaging to the north? Golly Sonic, I smell a weird mystery!"

In all seriousness, it might be interesting to see how Sonic interacts with a stern ally that doesn't let him get away with all of his guff. Knuckles and Shadow might be exceptions, but everyone else seems to just cheerlead Sonic in whatever he does. It honestly might lead to some new and interesting character dynamics.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:39 pm

It just occurred to me that Sonic's favorite foodstuff is chili dogs and this is a modern kids' film.

Will Sonic Team veto fart jokes, to any extent?
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:59 pm

Ben Schwartz to voice Sonic in the new movie.

I dunno how I feel about this. Roger Craig Smith is a fine Sonic in small doses, and if nothing else the Sonic Boom show demonstrated that he actually has pretty great range as the character. I just really hope that Schwartz doesn't just reach for his Dewey Duck and call it a day.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Tsuyoshi-kun » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Tsuyoshi-kun wrote:I'm still waiting on whatever actor they'll cast as Sonic. That would make or break it to me more than any live-action stuff would.


It looks like I was right that he'd be recast. I'm not really familiar with Ben Schwartz. I just hope he doesn't ham it up, or try to sound like Roger Craig Smith. I'd rather have him do his own take than poorly imitate another one.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:51 am

http://collider.com/sonic-the-hedgehog- ... -mcdonough

Rings are the macguffins. Not Chaos Emeralds, rings. Obligatorily needless bastardization no. 1!

Not that this deserves the benefit of the doubt, but maybe it's to avoid including Super Sonic? Not that CEs need to endow super modes given this is a different continuity. Then again Sonic Boom lacked CEs and Super Sonic, too.

Maybe Sonic's life will be spared 'cause he held onto one, yknow, for cheap eleventh hour tension.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 pm

I love how the plot teaser implies Sonic just has a big stash of rings hidden away for safekeeping somewhere. It's like Sonic's coming after Eggman because he absconded with his gold.

The decision to make rings the macguffins could be pretty interesting, though. They have a pretty wide range of uses in the various continuities, ranging from teleportation devices to power sources, not to mention their livesaving properties.

Maybe Sonic's life will be spared 'cause he held onto one, yknow, for cheap eleventh hour tension.


The climax of the film heavily involves Sonic picking up the same ring over and over and over again.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:35 pm

I dunno, after spending 800 trillion of 'em on an empty paper grocery bag from the Chao black market, they kinda lost their appeal.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:44 am

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Frieza2000 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:26 pm

Dr. BUGMAN wrote:Rings are the macguffins. Not Chaos Emeralds, rings. Obligatorily needless bastardization no. 1!

It hearkens again to the Series Bible and Kintobor's Reverse Quantum BioFormulator/Retro-Orbital Chaos Compressor that trapped all of the evil in the world in 6 emeralds using the power of the gold/containment rings, and Sonic's main goal was to recover the rings and restore the machine. Probably not what they're going with, but maybe some variation on it.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:26 am

Larry King tries to voice Sonic

Another production photo.. Could that weird object next to the green lift be the Eggmobile?

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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:12 pm

Okay, so I just learned that the movie has an estimated budget of $90 million. Apparently Paramount cut that down from $100 million.

Is there that much of a demand for Sonic? I guess I wouldn't be too surprised if the foreign box office manages to salvage this thing even if it bombs domestically. That seems to happen to a lot of movies, especially animated ones.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby Dr. BUGMAN » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:25 pm

Made me curious about budgets of recent film similar ostensible ilk. Peter Rabbit was 50 million, Paddington 2 was 40m, and Christopher Robin was "70-75"m.

This exceeds a major Disney movie. What. Granted, all aforementioned are rather sedate not even comparing what anything Sonic-themed will surely demand. But still, what.
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Re: James Marsden taking lead role in Sonic the Hedgehog mov

Postby cjmcray » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:13 am

It also exceeds the budget of Deadpool ($58 mil) but is smaller in budget than the Smurf movies ($125 mil) & TMNT: Out of the Shadows ($135 mil)
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