When the first look at the Sonic the Hedgehog movie revealed itself in the form of film posters, a lot of fans were horrified to see the wide-eyed, long-armed monstrosity that was supposed to be Sonic. Still, many held out hope that it was a false leak or just a bad poster pick, that was until the official trailer was released. The backlash was immediate and the memes hilarious. For those that for some reason feel like movies geared towards children erases their entire childhoods, there’s good news! The poor design take is in the process of being changed and to accommodate, the movie has been pushed back from its original November release date.
Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.#novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie pic.twitter.com/gxhu9lhU76
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 24, 2019
Director Jeff Fowler took to Twitter to reveal the news of the delay and the reason behind it. Though it will probably seem like good news to many, three months doesn’t seem like enough time for a full redesign, making us wonder what sort of crunch the design team will be put under.
Hopefully, everything works out for the best, both for fans and for the team behind the upcoming film. After the success of Detective Pikachu, we’re pulling for Sega to have a similar win.
According to the video’s official description, “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.”
We’ll be able to see the full movie for ourselves, including how the entire world of Sonic adapts to this real-world vision when the movie drops on February 20, 2020.
Are you excited to see this hyper-realistic take on our beloved Sega hero, or do you think they won’t be able to stay true to the beloved gaming franchise? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!