When the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer was released earlier this month, many fans raised concerns and complaints over the visual look of Sonic and how he differed from his video game appearance, particularly with his teeth. Director Jeff Fowler later announced the VXF team would improve Sonic’s look, but with a November release date it would be a lot of work for the effects in a short period of time.
Today Fowler made another announcement over his Twitter account. To give them more time to improve Sonic’s look and the film’s visual effects, Sonic the Hedgehog has been pushed back from its November 8th, 2019 release date to February, 14, 2020.
When Fowler first announced they would conduct redesigns on Sonic, he said “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.”
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 24, 2019
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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres 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.
Sonic the Hedgehog is directed by Jeff Fowler (Gopher Broke) and features a cast that includes Ben Schwartz (House of Lies), James Marsden (Westworld), Jim Carrey (Kidding), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), Neal McDonough (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Natasha Rothwell (Love, Simon).