After being forced to stomach Sonic the Hedgehog’s original, toothy live-action look, the filmmakers have pulled the curtain back on the Blue Blur‘s new look after going back to the drawing board.
And after having a gander at the new trailer for his film, I’m please to announce that the new Sonic the Hedgehog looks good. Like, “I wanna bang him” kind of good. Is that weird? Probably but what of it? We don’t kink shame here.
Sonic the Hedgehog’s redesign isn’t the only thing that’s elevated him from nightmare fuel to thirst trap though. A big part of his epic glow up is due to his newly-adopted fashion choices.
First he rocks a Japanese-style bandana and some nunchucks, which is clearly a nod to his Japanese origins:
There’s a welcome dabble into sports fashion when he dons a helmet, green cap and a catcher’s mitt to play baseball with, uh, himself. Not a euphemism. Getting quite the League of Their Own vibe from it and I’m loving it.
Sonic clearly knows he looks good in a baseball cap because he later ditches the green cap for a red one, which is totally more his colour. The rubber band balls and paddle ball is just a bonus.
But my personal favourite is when Sonic rocks the butch chic look while having a drink and a game of darts with his human pal at some bar. The straw hat and red shirt is just *kisses fingers*.
And finally, there’s Sonic the Hedgehog in a towel. There’s honestly nothing really more to say than that.
After much pessimism over Sonic the Hedgehog’s redesign following the travesty that was his original look, the filmmakers managed to do right by the Blue Blur this time around, though it remains to be seen what kind of precedent this act of capitulation to the fans will set for movies going forward.
But that’s a story for another time. For now let’s just take stock of our new Sonic the Hedgehog. Not only is he now totally bang-worthy, he’s also goddamn butch chic fashion icon.
Who knows how the final film will turn out when it drops on February 14, 2020, but at least Sonic’s look won’t be its Achilles heel.