Sonic The Hedgehog live action edition set for redesign after fan backlash 1 year ago

Sonic The Hedgehog live action edition set for redesign after fan backlash

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The power of a disgruntled Internet...

Earlier this week, the world was rocked, stunned, shocked, appalled, sickened, betrayed, and generally greatly upset by one crucial aspect of the trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog live action movie.

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Take a look below if you've yet to witness it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvvZaBf9QQI

Clip via Paramount Pictures

'Gangsta's Paradise' sure is a choice, huh?

First sharing the above trailer on Twitter on Tuesday, director Jeff Fowler couldn't have been more enthusiastic.

"Love this character. Love this cast. Love the story we're telling. Excited to share this first look!" he declared.

Alas, his adoration for the new Sonic wasn't shared by large swathes of the Internet, who didn't appreciate the Mega Drive icon looking like, well, this:

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Sonic live action

It's the teeth, isn't it.

The inevitable backlash that followed has led to Hollywood taking notice, with Fowler returning to Twitter to allay fears and make a pretty big promise.

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

"The message loud and clear... you aren't happy with the design and you want changes. It's going to happen.

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"Everyone at Paramount and Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be."

A bold statement, considering the CGI in the trailer looks fairly finished and the film has a release date of 8 November.

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Can it be done? Is it that big of a deal? Are the designers hastily cancelling all social plans for the next seven months?

We'll see, Sonic. We'll see...

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