Sonic to be redesigned before the film’s release in November.
Earlier this week the first trailer for Paramount Picture’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie was revealed. The reaction to the trailer has been mostly negative with many fans saying that Sonic’s design in the movie is “creepy-looking” and doesn’t resemble the characters iconic design enough. The trailer stands at over 500k dislikes on YouTube and countless reaction videos have been made, and the discussion over Sonic’s design is taking place on all corners of the internet.
In a positive turn Jeff Fowler, the film’s director, made a tweet reassuring fans that the Paramount and Sega has received their feedback, and that Sonic will be redesigned and vowing their commitment to make Sonic the ‘BEST’ that he can be:
This response has been positively received with fans praising the director, Paramount, and Sega for taking the fan feedback into account rather than choosing to ignore criticism, and push forward with the movie as it is.
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has some hurdles to overcome releasing the same year as Legendary Entertainment’s ‘Detective Pikachu’, which has received an overwhelmingly positive response, and set a high bar for CGI/live-action films based on video game franchises. Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Robotnik/Eggman has been welcomed by most fans, and if Sonic’s design can be improved, and the story is good, the film has a chance at meeting that bar.