The new trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film has been drawing lots of attention online. Most of that attention has focused on the design of the titular hedgehog, but now one of the most famous comedians in recent times has poked fun at it for another reason.
Weird Al Yankovic reacted to the trailer on his Twitter account, teasing the trailer for featuring a snippet of "Gangsta Paradise" by Coolio. Yankovic famously parodied the song with "Amish Paradise," which even started a feud between the two singers when it was first released. Now, Yankovic may be lighting the flames for a whole new feud.
I'm not sure how comfortable I am with them using a parody of "Amish Paradise" in the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer.— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) April 30, 2019
Others have also poked fun at the marketing for the film about a hedgehog with super speed using a smooth gangsta rap, instead of something with a faster tempo. So far, it looks like the Sonic the Hedgehog movie still has an uphill battle.
Opening Nov. 8, director Jeff Fowler's Sonic the Hedgehog stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, with James Marsden, Neal McDonald, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally and Natasha Rothwell.