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SEGA Distance Themselves From Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

The reaction to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie’s first trailer has been less than positive. When Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka was asked about the live-action adventure, he explained that it was “not a SEGA movie.”

Only involved as “an adviser,” he reasoned that it was up to Paramount Pictures “to make something successful” – even though he was looking forward to seeing the movie on release.

“It’s not a SEGA movie – we’re not making it, or anything – and I’m only an adviser, really. But I do get shown things, and the [movie team] ask for my opinion,” Iizuka explained to LadBible.

“I’m also listening to what the fans are saying, and I’ll feed that back to the director – he, and the producers, are very interested in receiving that feedback. At the end of the day, it’s up to the team at Paramount to make something successful, but we’re all looking forward to seeing the finished movie.”

The live-action adventure comedy stars SEGA’s brash bright blue hedgehog icon, following Sonic “as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski.”

They join forces in an effort to stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik – played by Jim Carrey – from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will release in cinemas worldwide this November.

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