Tim Miller, the producer of the Sonic the Hedgehog film, has commented on the main character’s redesign, saying that he thinks fans will be pleased.
Fans of the Sonic franchise were not very happy when they got to see the design of its titular hero ahead of the new live-action movie. The uproar caused a big rethink, a redesign of Sonic, and for the film to be delayed while this was all worked out.
How is Sonic looking now? Well, producer Tim Miller has told Variety that he has seen the new designs and “fans will be pleased.”
Regarding the reaction to the trailer, Miller further commented: “Look, I was with fans and so was [director Jeff Fowler]. When the shit hit the fan, I went over there and said, ‘The most important thing to do, man, is say, ‘I fucked up.’ He’d already sent a tweet out an hour before I got there. He’s a good man. It was exactly the right way to handle that. The fans have a voice in this too. There’s a right way to listen.”
Fans can see how this all plays out and Sonic in action when the movies releases on February 14th, 2020.
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).