Fans Are Wondering Why "Gangsta's Paradise" Was Used in 'Sonic' Movie Trailer

The addition of the 1995 Coolio hit to the 'Sonic' trailer has many fans asking why.

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The trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is is finally out. As fans of the beloved series were worried when early renders were made public, it seems the trailer has left people with even more questions.

Chief among them being, why is Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" playing throughout the entire trailer?

The inclusion of the song is confusing, as nothing in the trailer seemingly relates to the Grammy-winning 1995 record or its creator. If one were to guess, Sonic was introduced and popularized in the early '90s, along with the rapper, so older fans of the series are likely to remember the song as well.

The series has spawned several original songs featured in games and other media; in the trailer, Sonic's "gotta go fast" line is derived from the theme song from the 2003 show. It remains unclear why they took the gangsta route instead.

Though this adds to the list of things people dislike about the upcoming movie, fans were really pleased with Jim Carrey's portrayal of Dr. Robotnik.

Unfortunately, Carrey isn't enough to stop people from voicing their discontent on Twitter.

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