Screenshot: Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer by Paramount Pictures
With his big screen debut less than a week away, Sonic the Hedgehog has started a tour around Michigan and one of his first stops was in the city of Sterling Heights.
Last year the city put up a new art installation officially dubbed ‘The Halo’. It’s a giant golden ring that sits just a few hundred yards from the ‘Golden Corridor’ Sterling Heights sign. Since Sonic made a name for himself through years of games jumping through and collecting golden rings it only makes sense that it would be one of his stops.
He wasn’t alone at ‘The Halo’ as he met up with Sterling B. Counted, the cities census mascot. They took pictures for press and fans alike. Among the crowd was several young fans with toys and plushies of both Sonic and his trusty sidekick Miles “Tails” Prower.
The first trailer for the movie was met with universal loathing from the fan-base thanks to Sonic’s eerily human likeness. The memes and the dislike of the star character caused the movie to be delayed. Sonic underwent an update to bring him more in line with how he’s portrayed in the games. Since then the movie seems to be on track to a positive and profitable opening.
The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie premieres February 14th on Valentine’s Day. It stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, James Marsden as Tom Wachowski the cop who befriends him and Jim Carrey as the evil Dr. Robotnik.