‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ First Look Puzzles Fans: ‘Does Sonic Look Too Muscular?’ (Photo)

“WHY does it look like Sonic’s been trying so hard not to skip leg day,” one Twitter user says of new poster

Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog

Look fast! We got a quick first glimpse at the poster for the new “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie. And video game fans are a bit puzzled at why their iconic blue, cartoon speed demon looks … kind of buff?

IGN premiered the first poster, a brief motion poster, for the live-action/animated hybrid arriving in 2019, and early reactions have pegged Sonic’s as weirdly muscular if not all too much like a human wearing Sonic’s massive head.

“Weird flex BUT OKAY,” one user said on IGN’s Instagram.” “Why does Sonic have knees and elbows,” another questioned.

“Parks & Recreation” star Ben Schwartz provides the voice for Sonic and stars opposite James Marsden and Jim Carrey as the live-action humans in the film. Jeff Fowler directs the video game movie, and “Fast & Furious” producer Neal Moritz is producing along with “Deadpool’s” Tim Miller executive producing.

Fowler, Moritz and Miller defended some of their character’s design choices speaking with IGN, including the decision to give Sonic fur.

“That was always Stage 1 of adapting it to what the real world is and what a real animal would be like,” Miller said. “It would be weird and it would feel like he was running around nude if he was some sort of otter-like thing. It was always, for us, fur, and we never considered anything different. It’s part of what integrates him into the real world and makes him a real creature.”

“He’s not going to feel like a Pixar character would because I don’t think that’s the right aesthetic to make it feel like part of our world,” Miller added about another decision to give Sonic two eyes, even though in the course of the game, his two dimensional character is typically only ever seen with one.

“Sonic the Hedgehog” opens on Nov. 8. See some of the other reactions below: