The latest fan artwork transforms Sonic The Hedgehog into Ezra Miller’s The Flash, from the DCEU (DC Extended Universe). It turned out to be an excellent movie on the big screen in the previous month’s live-action, which has received positive reviews, and it grossed $266M at the box office so far. Meantime, Miller made a surprise cameo as Berry Allen in The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Arrowverse Crossover prior this year, ahead of his long-awaited single film hitting theaters in 2022. Both characters can not meet up in an official capacity, pending an unforeseen agreement between Warner Bros and Paramounts to share Sonic rights. That’s where the fan art comes in.
Instagram user and Digital artist ArtofTimeTravel has shared some art that transforms Sonic into Miller’s iteration of the Scarlet Speedster, as you can look below. In a message added to the image, the artist told them they were inspired by the “surprisingly” fun Sonic the Hedgehog film and created the big ancient question: “Who would win in a race, Sonic or Flash?”
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All Sonic vs. Flash argument aside, its artwork is further proof of just how much people are enjoying the Sonic the Hedgehog film. For a movie that once seemed DOA (Dead on Arrival) after the worldwide negative response to Sonic’s unsettling beginning design in the first trailer, Sonic the Hedgehog’s turnabout surely approaches as welcome news for Paramount.
The studio was coming off expensive commercial misfires like Gemini Man and Terminator: Dark Fate previous year, so Sonic could not have happened for them at a better time, either. Merge with the response to his Arrowverse cameo, and this art similarly suggests that Miller’s The Flash emerged from WB’s Justice League snafu with his favor intact, and fans are exciting to see more of him on the large screen. Suffice it to say, and the studio will be happy to hear as much.
Here is the official summary for Sonic the Hedgehog: Based on the global success video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG says the story of the world’s quick hedgehog as he grasps his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to fight for the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Ben Schwartz and Tika Sumpter as the voice of Sonic.