Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Gets An All New Super Bowl Trailer Packed With Sports Stars

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Gets An All New Super Bowl Trailer Packed With Sports Stars
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The Sonic The Hedgehog movie is coming the theaters next month, but it will be coming to televisions this Sunday with an all-new Super Bowl commercial.

The new trailer is set to play during the big game, but it has already been released online and you can check it out in the player below.

Right off the bat, we see a variety of high-profile sports stars talking up some mystery figure and putting them over huge. Football players Michael Thomas and Christian McCaffrey, sprinter Alyson Felix, and stock car racer Kyle Bush all weigh in on the incredible athletic prowess of a mystery figure, who is eventually revealed to be Sonic The Hedgehog.

“Please McCaffrey, go on about how amazing I am,” Sonic says, once he’s revealed.

We then see a series of fast-paced and action packed scenes from the film, featuring Sonic along with James Marsden engaging in some comedy with a paddleball game and speeding around.

Of course, one of the main takeaways from this trailer for anyone is likely going to be Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Dr. Ivo Robotnik, also known in some of Sonic’s later games as Dr. Eggman.

“You’re mine, Hedgehog!” Carrey exclaims, while flying in pursuit of Sonic. It seems like Carrey is going to be chewing the heck out of the scenery with this role, which is what brought the Canadian comedian into the public eye during the 90s. Roles like Ace Ventura and The Mask turned him into a household name and the role of an eccentric scientist obsessed with murdering a super fast Hedgehog seems to be right up Carrey’s alley.

Of course, the initial trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog saw a lot of controversy. It all centered around the design of the titular hero which was fairly terrifying in appearance.

Sonic broke the internet for a few days, but the movie’s creative team actually took the feedback seriously. They went back to the drawing board and completely redesigned the character from scratch, making him look more like the iconic blue hero who sped into our Sega Genesis consoles in the 90s.

That level of fan service is practically unheard of, especially for a movie as far along in development as Sonic the Hedgehog was. The new design seemed to please most fans, and it will be interesting to see how the movie performs when it is released next month.

Sonic The Hedgehog races into theaters and Dolby Cinema on February 14.