Sonic held off Harrison Ford and his CG canine companion over the weekend while Brahms: The Boy II opened to half as much as its predecessor.
The delay to redesign Sonic seems to have paid off as the Sonic the Hedgehog movie took the top spot at the box office over the weekend and claims the highest opening ever for a video game movie.
Conceived to possibly help promote and raise interest in the Dreamcast, Sonic Underground debuted in 1999 and lasted one season. Set in a new continuity, it followed Sonic and his siblings Manic and Sonia as they searched for their mother and tried to stop Dr. Robotnik, who had taken over their home planet.
To promote this coming weekend’s first-ever live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign and Sueco the Kid teamed up for the soundtrack single “Speed Me Up” with an old school, Genesis inspired music video.
The movies start to get slightly larger this month as Birds of Prey, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Call of the Wild, The Invisible Man, Fantasy Island and more are out in theaters.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris discuss the launch of Disney+ (including The Mandalorian), the new and improved movie Sonic, the new Scooby-Doo movie, Mark Wahlberg rejoining the Uncharted movie, the fourth season premiere of Rick & Morty and more.
After the Internet revolted over his original design in the first trailer, Paramount actually listened and did a full redesign of the Blue Blur, which you can check out in the newly released trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog.
Saints Row is getting turned into a movie, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew and director John Singleton passed away, Sonic is getting redesigned following the disastrous first movie trailer, Ghost Rider is coming to Hulu, a Willow TV series may be on the way and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
After some baffling and disturbing posters and marketing material, the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog is here and it does little to dissuade the notion that this movie is probably going to be a horrific garbage fire.
Idris Elba is replacing Will Smith in Suicide Squad 2, RIP Luke Perry, King Kong Bundy and Jan Michael Vincent, the Gundam movie gets a screenwriter, Morbius adds a bunch of cast members, Arrow is ending next season and more in this week’s News Shotgun.