Last spring, Paramount Studios released the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie with a terrifying CGI version of everyone’s favorite speedy mammal. Critics called it “a 200 mph slap in the face” and that Sonic “resembles a cheap knock-off toy your child might win at a fairground stand and then be terrified of”.
As a result of this and other vociferous criticism from fans and professional media, the movie’s director, Jim Fowler, was forced to take the film back to the drawing board.
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
With the redesign seemingly complete, Fowler and Paramount have released a new trailer for the upcoming movie that shows off Sonic’s new look. Judge for yourself.
For fans, the good news is that the film is now set for release on February 14, 2020 — just in time for that special Valentines’ Day date!
Check out the Sonic the Hedgehog IMDb site to learn more.
About Sonic the Hedgehog
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, the film tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.