Sonic The Hedgehog’s Title Character To Undergo Design Tweaks

Sonic The Hedgehog

by James White |
Published on

Following on from the poster back in December, the first full trailer for the live-action/CG film based on the Sonic The Hedgehog games sped online earlier this week. It's fair to say the reaction was... mixed. With a heavy slant towards negative. Now, according to a tweet from the movie's director Jeff Fowler, things will be changing on the title character front.

"Thank you for the support. And the criticism," Fowler wrote on Twitter. "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..."

The film, which sees Sonic arrive in our world to save it from some unspecified threat, features James Marsden, Neal McDonough, Tika Sumpter, Ben Schwartz (as Sonic's voice) and Jim Carrey as OTT villain Dr. Ivo Robotnik.

Sonic The Hedgehog is scheduled for release on 8 November in the States (and Boxing Day here), and this would seem to be a tough task ahead for the studio, designers and VFX folk. A new design would mean significant changes to the movie and would also likely affect the tie-in merchandise. It remains to be seen if the film stays on track...

Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, click here to subscribe to Empire on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us