Sonic the Hedgehog movie design ‘will be changed’

“The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy,” writes director

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie design will be changed following strong criticism this week, the movie’s director has said.

Since the release of a trailer on Tuesday, the Sonic movie’s less exaggerated, more realistic Sonic design has come under heavy criticism on social media, with even the character’s co-creator, Yuji Naka acknowledging the unpopular design.

Now, Sonic movie director Jeff Fowler has taken to Twitter to reassure fans that their message has been heard “loud and clear” and that changes “are going to happen”.

“Thank you for the support. And the criticism,” he wrote. “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.”

Fowler signed off with the hashtag, “#GottaFixFast”. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is due in cinemas in November.

The adventure comedy stars Jim Carrey as antagonist Dr. Robotnik and James Marsden as Sonic’s sidekick. Ben Schwartz is the voice actor for Sonic and Tika Sumpter also stars.

Following the release of the movie’s trailer this week, Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka tweeted:

“Seeing the unfavourable reaction to Hollywood Sonic reminded me of this, but it looks like the CG is being made by Marza. Marza used to be Sega Visual Entertainment which I made, so I feel like I have some responsibility for it.”