The Sonic the Hedgehog movie got delayed to 2020 for a redesign, and star Ben Schwartz teased the character’s redesign will be closer to his look in the games.
After the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer debuted in April, fans immediately disapproved of his design. The backlash was so heavy that director Jeff Fowler and Paramount confirmed a complete redesign of the main character, pushing the film’s release date back in order to do so.
Ben Schwartz, who’s voicing the titular speedster, posted on Instagram and quoted Fowler saying they’re taking time to “make sonic just right.” In the image, the blue hedgehog is seen with his signature glove with Ben Schwartz saying “is that a GLOVE I SEE?!” Here’s Ben Schwartz’s post:
After the immense backlash and confirmed redesign, director Jeff Fowler announced via Twitter that the movie had been pushed back to 2020. This gives them time to make the design “just right.” Fowler also apologized to fans on Twitter when confirming a redesign, using the hashtag GottaFixFast. After posting on Instagram, Ben Schwartz seems confident that the crew will create a more accurate version of the character. The release date change will give the team more time to achieve this.
Do you think the redesign was a good move? Are you excited to see a more accurate version of Sonic on the big screen? How do you feel about Ben Schwartz’s post? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! We will continue to update you on Sonic as more news comes.
Here is a synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
Directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, Sonic the Hedgehog features the voice talent of Ben Schwartz as the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star in undisclosed roles.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be released in theaters on February 14, 2020.