Jeff Fowler says he's hopeful for a 'Sonic the Hedgehog' sequel, but 'nothing official' has been announced as yet.
'Sonic the Hedgehog' stars Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz and James Marsden talk about what they learned from backlash over character's initial design.
The actor's rep says Carrey's response wasn't "a reference to the journalist herself."
Count me as one of the chorus of people who, when the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie was announced, rolled my eyes and exclaimed, “No one asked for this!”And yet, here I sit completely eating my words, because that movie with the weird VFX re-do that inspired some rather harsh memes turns out to be a complete delight, offering some really great family-friendly fun.Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) lands on Earth as a child after escaping his home planet, where he was chased by evil creatures who wanted to use his abilities for themselves. Using one of the golden rings given to him by his pseudo-mother, Long Claw, he lands in Green Hills, Montana. There he grows up, enjoying the simple things — reading his favorite comic books (“The Flash”), playing ping-pong with himself, listening to music, and observing the townspeople, while staying completely hidden. His favorite people to watch are the “Donut Lord” aka town sheriff Tom (James Marsden) and his wife, the “Pretzel Lady,” local vet, Maddie (Tika Sumpter).Watch Video: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Gets a Digital Makeover in New TrailerTom spends most of his days sitting at a speed trap, waiting for anything, anything at all, to happen. And when he gets home, something does: He’s been offered a chance to join San Francisco’s police department, where he feels he might actually get to save a life or do something more than just escort a family of ducks across the street. That same evening, Sonic — having just watched a Little League game he yearned to be part of — literally tries to outrun his loneliness and creates a power outage so massive that the U.S. government becomes suspicious.They hire Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), the smartest man in the world, who has an army of technologically advanced gizmos he created himself. Soon, Robotnik discovers Sonic’s abilities, and Tom and Sonic head out on a road trip both to escape Robotnik and to find Sonic’s rings, so he can be safe once more by leaving the planet he has fallen in love with.When that infamous first “Sonic the Hedgehog” trailer dropped, the VFX was definitely questionable, but there’s not a trace of that earlier awkward look in the final product. The effects, while maintaining fidelity to the popular video game, turned out stellar. Sonic and his homeworld were exactly as I would have pictured them back when I couldn’t put my Sega controller down.Also Read: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Should Speed to Weekend Box Office Win - But Will It Launch a Franchise?Making his feature film debut, director Jeff Fowler stays true to what fans presumably want to see in a Sonic film. The worlds were believable, and Fowler seems really in-tune to what families would enjoy in a film about an insanely fast, laid-back alien creature. Wisely, he just makes it fun.The script itself is very light-hearted, even with undercurrents about being an outsider and the loneliness that comes with it. Co-writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller (Blumhouse’s YouTube series “12 Deadly Days”) never let the heaviness dwell too long. Kids who might be venturing to a new school or a new city will definitely identify with that aspect, and I appreciated that not once in the film is Sonic asked to change who he is; in fact, it’s by being himself that he finally finds the community he’s longed for.Also Read: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Expected to Spin Dash to $45 Million Opening at Box OfficeThe entire cast knows what film they’re in, providing the perfect blend of energy and charm needed to sell this wacky story about a little blue alien hedgehog. But I couldn’t contain my glee at watching Jim Carrey operate in peak early-’90s form. Robotnik is definitely a villain, but you can spot elements of “Ace Ventura” and “The Mask” whipped into this tech-savvy, egotistical, psychopath. There’s a dance sequence to “Where Evil Grows” that shows off Carrey’s genius.(Props to cartoon vet Ben Schwartz for voicing a sweetness into a character that could have easily gotten lost in the oddities that surround it, all the while matching Carrey’s energy and comedic timing beat for beat.)“Sonic the Hedgehog” might not become a kid-movie classic, but it makes for a great little getaway to enjoy with the whole family. That, in itself, earns a golden ring.Read original story ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Film Review: Video Game Adaptation Surprises With Charm and Delight At TheWrap
"I've decided 'You understand my message, I don't need to be steeped in it anymore,'" the actor tells Yahoo.
Jim Carrey says his days of making politically-motivated pictures of President Donald Trump are over.“To me, that was like a time, and it’s been a time, where I just wanted to be the lighthouse that was saying, ‘Hey, stay off the rocks, you’re headed for the rocks,'” Carrey told Yahoo Entertainment while doing press for his new film “Sonic the Hedgehog.”“We’re still headed for the rocks, but I’ve decided, ‘You understand my message, I don’t need to be steeped in it anymore.’ I think after a while … you get stuck in that kind of stuff.”Also Read: Jim Carrey's Latest Post-Impeachment Trump Artwork Has a StenchOver the past year, Carrey would post politically-motivated artwork, which was frequently very critical of Trump. The last Trump-painting he posted was on Dec. 22.“What I want to tell people is, ‘It’s never been a matter of hating anyone,'” Carrey said. “I can sit down with anybody in this country and break bread. I love people. To me, I think we got tricked by politicians and by weird corporate concerns to believe that disagreement is hatred. And I will never go for that.”Instead of painting political imagery, the “Kidding” star says he feels inspired to paint mangos at the moment.Also Read: Jim Carrey Takes Aim at John Bolton 'Cowardice' in Latest Political Artwork“Kind of obsessed with mangos right now,” he said. “Because they’re like the fruit of the gods, and they represent abundance and sweetness and the gifts of the universe. So that’s where I’m at.”See some of Carrey’s last Trumpian works below. For a more extensive list of Carrey’s political artwork, click here.pic.twitter.com/MqYPMyOyHX— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 22, 2019That night, Donald had a very strange dream. pic.twitter.com/Ki4GCifjON— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2019Like Captain Ahab, obsessed by a white whale of earthly dominance, Trump beckons all those who enable his madness to their doom. Will we awaken to the truth or ignore our own senses and blindly follow a maniac into the abyss? Me? “They call me Ishmael!” pic.twitter.com/KCllWbh4YY— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 4, 2019Read original story Jim Carrey Says He’s Done With Anti-Trump Art: ‘It’s Never Been a Matter of Hating Anyone’ At TheWrap
The year in film for 2019 is nearly over — pending Star Wars, Cats, and Jumanji of course — with the movie industry delivering dozens of memorable films, whether for good or bad reasons.But now it’s time to put the movies of 2019 to one side and take a look at the year to come. It’s a year without the Star Wars mega-franchise and with the Marvel Cinematic Universe undergoing a period of reinvention as the dust settles in the wake of the biggest movie ever made.There are plenty of blockbusters to look forward to in the coming 12 months, but there’s also an entire Oscar season to work through and a whole host of interesting, smaller movies that will make a big impression when they land in cinemas.Here are just 50 of the best films to keep an eye out for next year.Read more:Look back at the most anticipated films for 2019Most incredible actor transformations of 2019Notable Hollywood deaths in 2019
After the original backlash, Sony have redesigned Sonic - and the producer is confident fans will be back on side
No one has spent the past decades since Sonic the Hedgehog slipped from public consciousness campaigning for his animated movie comeback.
The actor spoke about his stance on sex scenes and how refusing to do them has affected his career.
So, we've got our first idea of how Sonic The Hedgehog will look in the planned animated movie of the Sega video game classic.
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Variety reports that the Westworld star will lead the planned mix of CGI and live-action, which is due for release next year.