- The new trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog” is out now.
- The latest preview of the movie shows a redesigned Sonic after his first iteration was widely panned around six months ago.
- The movie was due to hit theaters in November, but the criticisms of the original look were so bad that the movie’s director, Jeff Fowler, vowed to change Sonic’s look, which meant delaying the release until 2020.
- The new design shows the blue speedster looking much more cartoon-like than the original, with wider eyes and fewer teeth.
- Watch the new trailer below.
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The live-action movie starring Jim Carrey as Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Ivo Robotnik was scheduled to hit theaters this November.
However, after fans reacted to the “horrific” appearance of Sonic in the first trailer, the movie’s director, Jeff Fowler, responded with a vow to change Sonic’s look, which meant delaying the release until 2020.
The new design shows the blue speedster looking much more cartoon-like than the original with wider eyes and fewer teeth.
Watch the new trailer below:
The reception has already been a lot better than that of the first trailer.
And The Verge wrote that Sonic looks “smaller and cuter, just like you’d expect from a CGI version of the Japanese video game star.”
“Today is the DAY!” Fowler tweeted on Tuesday, adding: “Could not be more excited to share our new Sonic with you. THANK YOU for your patience and support.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without the fans.”
“Sonic the Hedgehog” is in theaters February 14, 2020.