Yuji Naka, the co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, has commented on the film’s new trailer and updated character design.
As many will be aware, when the first designs for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie were revealed, fans of the character were not very happy. Since then the filmmakers have gone away and given the character a re-design, coming up with something far closer to Sonic’s original video game appearance.
The new design was unveiled this week in the latest trailer and it seems to have gone down much better. But what does Yuji Naka, the co-creator of the character, think? Taking to Twitter (translated by DualShockers), Naka said:
“This is the new trailer with Sonic’s new design. The design is much more Sonic-like now that he’s wearing gloves. However, his eyes still aren’t joined together, as expected. I can’t help but feel weird about that one point. But I’m looking forward to the movie’s release.”
— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) November 12, 2019
Are you disgruntled like Naka that Sonic’s eyes aren’t joined together? Or do you think this design is acceptable? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter @flickeringmyth.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 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.
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). It is set for release on February 14th 2020.