TORONTO — In a transfer that many are calling “way past cool,” the character design of Sonic the Hedgehog seems to have been fully overhauled.
Animators for the live-action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie have unveiled the titular character’s new look, that includes greater eyes and fingers, fewer enamel and punchier colors, in a model new trailer.
The trailer, launched by Paramount on Tuesday, additionally options new scenes and extra of the movie’s plotline than was revealed in the unique trailer.
Many on Twitter have screenshotted side-by-side comparisons between the widely-criticized look of the unique and the newly-revamped character’s designs.
Earlier this 12 months, the debut trailer for the fashionable Sega character’s film was met with fast, passionate outcry from followers who claimed it appeared creepy and barely resembled the character they’ve recognized for many years. At the time, many detractors criticized the character’s human-like enamel, small eyes and general look.
The anger was so swift that the movie’s director Jeff Fowler took to Twitter to announce that he and the visible artists had been “taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.”
Accompanying the tweet was an image exhibiting that the launch date for the movie was being pushed again to February 14, 2020. The unique trailer seems to have been taken down.
The first Sonic live-action film accommodates many Canadian connections as scenes had been filmed on Vancouver Island and have actor-comedian Jim Carrey as the Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Ivo Robotnik. The movie additionally stars James Marsden as a police officer and comic Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.