Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Has Been Pushed Back After Backlash

Brenda Watkins
May 24, 2019

Following the epic backlash from Sonic fans the world over after the debut trailer for the hedgehog's upcoming movie, director Jeff Fowler vowed to change the controversial design. It got so bad, in fact, that director Jeff Fowler had promised to fix the character before the movie's release, but it turns out that comes at a cost.

Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theatres February 14, 2020. Sonic's new look is under wraps for now, but you can extract a few clues from the image Fowler used to make the announcement.

Though now we've learned that promise has bumped Sonic The Hedgehog to a new release date, in order to facilitate that revision of Sonic's silver screen appearance.

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People (many of them artists) immediately took to Twitter to send their condolences to the artists working on the design of Sonic in the live-action movie, who undoubtedly would have had to work grueling hours to finish in time for the film's original release date of November. Much of the dislike seems to stem from the movie version's legs, torso, teeth, and eyes.

While many Sonic fans - many of whom had taken to rectifying the situation themselves - breathed a sigh of relief at the initial news a redesign was in the works, others questioned the logistics involved in a redesigning the CG star of the movie in such a short space of time. On its new Valentine's Day date, the film will now open opposite the untitled Kingsman prequel (likely to be Rated R) and the romance The Photograph, although it does open a week after the family friendly sequel Peter Rabbit 2.

Sonic is voiced by Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), with Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik.

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