Following the fan backlash towards the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog live-action film due to its animation of the titular character, Paramount Pictures expressed to fans they would be overhauling the design. Paramount’s intent was to drastically change Sonic to look more video game accurate by the time of its November release date. However, it seems the visual effect artists have been given more time, as director Jeff Fowler posted on Twitter that the film has been delayed.
The new intended release date for Sonic the Hedgehog is for Valentines Day, February 14, 2020. Now, fans on social media have been quick to joke over the new date, which may lead to more memes at the film’s expense. In addition, Jeff Fowler’s tweet included the comedic hashtag of “no VFX artists were harmed in the making of this movie,” so even the director trying to have fun with the problems at hand.
Nevertheless, we hope the film turns out to be good since the trailer was enjoyable outside of Sonic’s design. Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik easily delighted fans and stole show, as his depiction of the character feels like a return to an early stage in his career. Whereas, James Marsden just looks like he needs a paycheck or thinks this is a sequel to Hop. Anyways, Hero Club will continue to follow the film production, so please stay tuned for further updates.
Source: Jeff Fowler’s Official Twitter