“Message is loud and clear,” said director Jeff Fowler when fans expressed their outrage with character’s design in the trailer released in April. And now, the delay of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie premiere date is proof that Paramount & Sega have actually listened.
The live-action Sonic movie has been pushed from November 2018 to February 2020, in order to improve the design of the iconic character, as per announced by Fowler himself via Twitter.
“Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right,” he wrote alongside an image announcing the new release date. “#novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie” he joked.
Judging by the picture, it seems like Jeff Fowler and his team will redesign the character with the original look very much in mind. The image features Sonic holding up a sign, and shows that the hedgehog is now wearing its classic white gloves, instead of having white hands as in the trailer.
While we may have to wait a little longer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie premiere, and therefore, wait to see Jim Carrey in the role of Dr. Robotnik, at least now there’s a real chance Sonic will be the best he can actually be.