New Live-Action Sonic Design Will Please Fans, Says Producer
It’s been months since the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie decided to rear its ugly head to the world, with fan response so far ranging from giddy ridicule to outright rage. This mixed-at-best reception to Sonic’s debut was enough to prompt Paramount Pictures to reconsider the character’s design, director Jeff Fowler and Blur Studio pledging a much more pleasing appearance for the Hedgehog when the movie releases next year.
In a new interview with Variety, producer Tim Miller spoke about the film’s surprising retreat to the drawing board, ultimately calling Sonic’s redone appearance an important and necessary decision. “Look, I was with fans and so was Jeff. When the s–t hit the fan, I went over there and said, ‘The most important thing to do, man, is say, I f–ked up,'” said Miller. “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.”
As for the live-action Sonic design itself, Miller confirmed that he’s personally seen what Blur Studio is cooking up for SEGA’s blue speedster, saying he thinks “fans will be pleased” with the updated look. Whether the Sonic movie receives this reversed reception is currently up in the air, but fans, as well as filmmakers, have a number of months left months to prepare for the movie’s theatrical release in 2020.
Sonic the Hedgehog releases in theaters on February 14, 2020.
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