The live-action Sonic the Hedgehog is fast approaching its original release date. Following the widespread criticism of the title character's appearance, as shown in the first official trailer back in April, the film's release was pushed back to provide time for a substantial redesign of the character.
After several months without updates, new images have now surfaced, featuring a redesigned Sonic the Hedgehog. The character's new appearance is objectively more faithful to the video game icon's classic look. It should be noted that the source of these images -- said to be an insider at Paramount Pictures -- has not been confirmed at this time and it is very possible that these images were fabricated.
In the official trailer, Sonic appeared as a spindly, blue hedgehog with human-like eyes, teeth and calves, to the disgust of the fanbase. Director Jeff Fowler reacted almost immediately to the online backlash and assured audiences that the character's appearance would be changed. Months later, in July, Fowler teased fans with an update, stating, "I think the fans will be pleased."
This could be the look that Fowler was talking about, if it is, then he was clearly right. Fan reactions on Twitter seem to be overwhelmingly positive, though many are still wary of the images' questionable authenticity and the fact that Sonic's teeth are not visible.
Director Jeff Fowler's Sonic the Hedgehog stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, with James Marsden, Neal McDonald, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally and Natasha Rothwell. In theaters Feb. 14, 2020.
(via Go Nintendo)