This week saw the release of the trailer for Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog movie and it didn’t go as well as the studio had planned. Many people ridiculed the CG animated take on Sonic and it looks like the people behind the video game movie have heard the complaints loud-and-clear.
Director Jeff Fowler has taken to Twitter to shockingly reveal they plan on redesigning Sonic due to the overwhelming backlash from the trailer. Something I don’t think we’ve really seen before since they normally make changes to movies from test screenings and not from trailer debuts. In the case of Sonic The Hedgehog, the consensus was that the design was not up to snuff for most fans of the video game character.
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
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
SOURCE: JEFF FOWLER