Paramount Pictures has revised Sonic: A new trailer for the upcoming film shows the new design of the well-known video game icon: Sonic’s eyes are bigger, his legs shorter, his teeth less human.
The CGI-Sonic looked very human, apart from the blue fur and the long spindle legs. The new version of Sonic is much closer to the video game template and seems more abstract than the hedgehog monstrosity from the first version, which immediately became a meme.
The reactions in the social media are correspondingly relieved, on Youtube the new trailer was almost exclusively positively received. The Reddit users are also in a mild mood.
Film has been postponed
The harsh criticism of the original Sonic design had led Paramount Pictures to postpone the release of the film to revise Sonic. Originally, Sonic was scheduled to be released in November, but the new date is February 2020. Director Jeff Fowler was one of the first to take the criticism : “The news is loud and clear. You are not happy about the design and want changes. That will happen,” he wrote on Twitter.