Turns out, it's going to take another three months to correct the appearance of the titular hero in the forthcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, work that began nearly immediately after fans got their first look at Sonic's unsettling appearance ahead of the movie's November release.
The tone of the trailer was very much geared towards youngsters, so I'm a little dubious that adult fans of the SEGA character were itching to see this movie anyway. Sonic's new look is under wraps for now, but you can extract a few clues from the image Fowler used to make the announcement. The tweet reveals the new date, and states that the filmmakers are "taking a little more time to make Sonic just right".
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Are you happy to hear the movie seems to finally be receiving the care and attention Sonic deserves? "And the criticism", tweeted Jeff a day or so later. "You aren't happy with the design & you want changes. Everyone at Paramount and Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be..." It'll be worth it if it means that the VFX team behind Sonic's big debut can work at a pace that isn't breakneck, but still accelerated, in the name of progress.
Do you think Paramount made the right call in changing the look for Sonic and moving the release date to accommodate the changes? It stars James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, a former SFPD officer who has moved to Green Hills, Motana, who encounters the blue speedster, who is voiced by Ben Schwartz.
While that's all well and good, it still doesn't change the fact the rest of the trailer, with Jim Carrey in full-on over-the-top '90s Jim Carrey mode, looks, um, not great.