The trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog that was released last month sparked a load of criticism and backlash from fans due to Sonic’s horrifying new look.
In response to the public’s cries, Jeff Fowler, the director of the film, has pushed back its release date to make time to fix Sonic’s look.
Following public scrutiny over Sonic’s creepy appearance in the Sonic The Hedgehog trailer, Paramount has delayed the film’s release to 2020 to fix their mistakes.
With its initial release date set to be in November this year, Paramount released a trailer for the live-action Sonic The Hedgehog last month, which spawned a public roasting of the new portrayal of our beloved blue ’90s freedom fighter.
Many parts of Sonic’s new look were critiqued, including his weirdly long legs, and creepy human-like teeth that are honestly just scary.
Same energy. #SonicMovie pic.twitter.com/VMMmmW3vnB
— Patete (@TheRealPatete) April 30, 2019
In response to the backlash, Fowler guaranteed that Sonic’s look would be redesigned before the film’s release, tweeting that “the message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen.”
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019
On Friday, Fowler announced that the new release date for the film will be in February next year, allowing VFX artists an extra three months to get the design of Sonic “just right”. Here’s hoping that’s enough time to give our fast and furry-friend some solid dental work.
Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.#novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie pic.twitter.com/gxhu9lhU76
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 24, 2019