Sighs of relief can be heard all across the nation.
Sonic the Hedgehog has gotten a digital makeover in the new trailer for the film based on the hit Sega video game series. The live-action film, originally set to be released this month, was pushed to a 2020 release date after fans expressed their disgust and anger over how Sonic turned out. Fans of the famous video game were highly critical of every detail from the blue hedgehog’s fur, human-looking teeth, and beady eyes.
Director of the film, Jeff Fowler, heard the disappointment, mockery and backlash, and tweeted out in response, “The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen.”
Now, a new trailer has been released and shows a newly tweaked Sonic whose design keeps more to the original video game look. Despite being pushed back three months, all the hard work from the production studio seems to have been worth it, as fans are now pleased to see that Sonic’s eyes are now bigger and closer together, that he has fewer teeth, and is also wearing his signature white gloves.
Sonic the Hedgehog has been in development as a movie since Sony acquired the adaptation rights in 2013. The new release date is Feb. 14, 2020.