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1 hour ago, PeterPancake said:

I wonder how everyone will react if the movie is a box-office smash and grosses over 500m worldwide and has positive critical reception 75-80%. On RT

Pleasantly surprised and wowed, perhaps with more restored faith around the globe.

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I'm not sure if I can really get behind the idea of "Sonic fans make up only a fraction of the box office, therefore it's a good thing for the film to be generic and cliché to attract the general public at the expense of a film that's actually about Sonic". It seems to operate on the strange logic that only two types of people exist: hardcore Sonic fans, and chronic normies with zero knowledge of the franchise.

Pretty much any film based on a pre-existing license relies on brand recognition, so I'd have thought the main target audience, if not fans, would be 20-40 year olds who see the trailers/posters and think "Wow, I loved playing the Sanics when I was a kid, this might be fun!" and therefore would have some prior knowledge of the source material, limited or not.

Let's be real for a moment. There was one reason and one reason alone why the "Human main character" approach was taken- because it's cheaper that way. If they can have a human character play a big part in the film then a large percentage of the films' scenes can be produced without any of that expensive animation. Nobody would actually admit to liking that approach to a film adaptation, but plenty will still get suckered in via the brand name alone.

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The guy who played Ant Man is no longer considered playing the main lead. However, they considered the following people to play the main human lead in the movie.:

- Jason Segal (The Muppets and Gulliver's Travels)

- Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda, Gulliver's Travels, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, King Kong, Nacho Libre, School of Rock, and Goosebumps)

- Owen Wilson (Cars and Wedding Crashers)

- Ed Helms (The Hangover, We're the Millers, and Vacation)

Also, this is unrelated, Jack Black and Jason Segal were both featured in Gulliver's Travels.

 

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39 minutes ago, Operationgamer17 said:

okay so I went on the article expecting this to just be "inside sources" and rumors again but uh

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Paramount has reached out to us and says that Paul Rudd is no longer in the running for the role of Tom.

uh

this is now confirmed to be real

uh

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8 minutes ago, CaptainRobo said:

The guy who played Ant Man is no longer considered playing the main lead. However, they considered the following people to play the main human lead in the movie.:

- Jason Segal (The Muppets and Gulliver's Travels)

- Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda, Gulliver's Travels, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, King Kong, Nacho Libre, School of Rock, and Goosebumps)

- Owen Wilson (Cars and Wedding Crashers)

- Ed Helms (The Hangover, We're the Millers, and Vacation)

Also, this is unrelated, Jack Black and Jason Segal were both featured in Gulliver's Travels.

 

Not going to lie...none of these actors feel good for the role to me. Like, I'm trying to imagine the concept "Jack Black works with Sonic the Hedgehog as a main character portraying a cop" and it sounds terrible. Which is kinda lame because I like the actors mentioned here, Jack Black especially.

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7 minutes ago, Ayliffe said:

okay so I went on the article expecting this to just be "inside sources" and rumors again but uh

uh

this is now confirmed to be real

uh

It took you this long to believe the Sonic movie was a thing that was happening? 

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2 minutes ago, Razule said:

It took you this long to believe the Sonic movie was a thing that was happening? 

No, not the film in general - it's that Paramount contacting the site specifically to correct them about Tom the Cop's casting means that the fucking buddy cop rumour is fucking legit what the fuck

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1 hour ago, Ayliffe said:

No, not the film in general - it's that Paramount contacting the site specifically to correct them about Tom the Cop's casting means that the fucking buddy cop rumour is fucking legit what the fuck

Obviously it was real. Hashtag has been a very reliable source these past couple of months 

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1 minute ago, A sonic fan said:

Theyre describing sonic as a Hyperactive and off the walls character. 

Oh fucking hell, this sounds even worse. This sounds like the AoStH version of Sonic who was more or less a worse version of Bugs Bunny than the laid-back confident cocky snarker personality Modern usually has or the glory-hog sometimes petty and expressive version Classic has had with Mania Adventures. 

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11 hours ago, PeterPancake said:

HELL YES! Beyond and Fate had some absolutely beautiful cinematography! Especially Star Trek Beyond. This movie is definitely coming together. Expect a lot of announcements this month 

Also, he did work on some of the other previous FF movies like Tokyo Drift, Fast 6, and 7. He also worked on G.I. Joe Retaliation. You can see more of his works here.:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934752/

When I see this tweet. It say that the main lead will be an highway patrol officer. I bet Jack Black is going to play the human lead.:

13 hours ago, Marco9966 said:

Nice drawing keep it up! The cars are good too.

Thanks! I appreciate the praise. 

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7 minutes ago, A sonic fan said:

Theyre describing sonic as a Hyperactive and off the walls character. isnt that basically the polar opposite of him i always viewed sonic as a more laid back sarcastic guy.

 

4 minutes ago, Ryannumber1gamer said:

Oh fucking hell, this sounds even worse. This sounds like the AoStH version of Sonic who was more or less a worse version of Bugs Bunny than the laid-back confident cocky snarker personality Modern usually has or the glory-hog sometimes petty and expressive version Classic has had with Mania Adventures. 

Before you guys go panicking off of that, mind that it wasn't stated directly from the actual studio. If anything, that's just something the news site itself said to describe something they weren't as familiar with.

1 minute ago, Ryannumber1gamer said:

Well that's swell. That opens up a whole sea of Dragon Ball Abridged memes and/or DBS Zamasu memes.

What does Prince Charming Cyclops have to do with those? Kek.

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4 minutes ago, CaptainRobo said:

Wow! that's was quick. It's seem they try to get this casting done fast.

Yeah, the movie starts shooting in July so this will be the month where we get all of the casting announcements 

I don't know if he's Tom or if he's Sonic. THR said he's getting ready to put on his running shoes so I don't know

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