Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog film franchise may be one of the highest grossing videogame adaptation movies of all time, but its likely that it would never have made it this far if it weren’t for the massive fan backlash against Sonic’s original design for the film.
The so-called “Ugly Sonic” design was infamously responsible for the original film being delayed by several months as the filmmakers scrambled to address criticisms of the design. The redesign would prove to be much better received by fans, and it seemed that the original design would be destined to fade into obscurity.
However, according to a review published by Empire Online, “Ugly Sonic” makes a surprise cameo in the upcoming Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers. Although the review does not go into specifics, it seems that his role is a bit more than just a background extra, and he contributes some of the “funniest moments” in the movie:
But the funniest moments feature one who’s never previously made it to the screen. Yes, brace yourself for ‘Ugly Sonic’, proof that hedgehogs with human teeth are not always a bad idea.
A chance to see what could be “Ugly Sonic’s” only ever film appearance may be a tantalizing extra incentive to catch the film when it release. Stay tuned for more as it comes.
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