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Sonic movie director promises drastic design changes following criticism on the hedgehog’s new look

Sonic movie director promises drastic design changes following criticism on the hedgehog’s new look

Sonic the Hedgehog movie director Jeff Fowler has promised a radical redesign of the blue blur following a less-than-stellar reception to the theatrical trailer this week.

Reactions to our first look at the Sega mascot’s cinematic outing was mixed, to put it lightly. In the wake of the blowback, the film’s director took to Twitter to propose a radical redesign of the movie’s main character, nine months before it premieres.

Vocal criticism

There are a myriad of issues that have been cited with Sonic’s design. Sitting uncomfortably between a poor CG model and a man in a blue fur suit, franchise fans were vocal in their disgust.

"Thank you for the support," said Fowler. "And the criticism. 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."

 


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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