The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been delayed until 14th February 2020 in order to implement the much-needed changes to the CGI hedgehog’s design.
The three month delay was announced via a tweet from film director Jeff Fowler, stating that the production was “taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.”
The redesign was announced just days after the first trailer for the film was released last month, sparking a riot amongst fans over the Sega mascot’s aesthetic. Needless to say the trailer was not well received, prompting swift action from Sega and Paramount to save the project.
Jeff Fowler took to twitter to acknowledge fans’ displeasure and announce the changes: “The message is loud and clear.” He said. “You aren’t happy with the design, you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount and Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be.”
The Sonic franchise has taken a beating in recent years, with several lacklustre entries damaging its reputation. (With the exception of Sonic Mania.)
Here’s to hoping the changes are enough to save the film from further muddying the beloved character’s name.