The movie's director, Jeff Fowler, responded to criticisms on Thursday with a vow to change the look of Sonic, "You aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen," he wrote on Twitter.
After decades of video games and cartoons and plush figurines and all other manner of merchandising, "Sonic the Hedgehog" is getting his own live-action film.
That film - titled "Sonic the Hedgehog" - is scheduled to arrive this November. But the first trailer for it landed earlier this week, and the reaction has been strong to say the least. Strongly negative, that is.
The issue mostly centers around the look of Sonic:
After years of cartoon depictions of the speedy blue hedgehog, the pseudo-real version of Sonic has some people freaking out. So much so, in fact, that the film's director has vowed to change the look of Sonic ahead of the movie's release.
Here's the deal:
1. On April 30, the first trailer for the new "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie debuted.
Here's that trailer:
2. After the release of the trailer, "Sonic the Hedgehog" fans reacted negatively to the look of Sonic.
3. On Thursday, just days after the trailer was released, the film's director said that Sonic was going to get changed ahead of the film's release.