This week saw the release of the trailer for the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film. The first look at the movie was greeted by some backlash from fans of the classic Sega game, with many claiming that the character didn’t look similar enough to his original counterpart. The team behind the film appears to have heard the concerns and have decided to alter Sonic’s design.
The film’s director, Jeff Fowler, took to Twitter to announce the change saying, “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…
It’s unclear at this point how drastic the change may be, but if Paramount and Sega are looking for some help, they should check social media. Fan redesigns of the character have been making waves on the internet since the trailer released earlier this week.
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Sonic the Hedgehog hits theaters November 8, 2019.
The film stars Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Adam Pally, Neal McDonough, and Natasha Rothwell.