No-one expected the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie to be a horror, but the first teaser trailer showed the world just how horrifying the ‘hog really is.
The trailer released to mostly negative reactions, with lots of people calling out Paramount for creating what might be one of the most chillingly creepy characters of all time.
Following the backlash, the movie’s director, Jeff Fowler, tweeted his appreciation of the criticism, and vowed to change Sonic’s design before the film’s release.
“Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes,” tweeted Fowler.
The news of the redesign has been met with a sigh of relief from long-standing fans of the Sonic franchise.
People have even been offering up inspiration for the creators and artists to take a look at.
“Thank you, please make good changes, we want to see Sonic how he has to look, learn from pikachu detective,” tweeted one potential fan. “Warner is laughing at you. Keep the Sonic aspect the way it should be.
“This drawing does not belong to me, but it is a good example to follow.”
Another said: “Just go with the iconic, much beloved, instantly recognizable Sonic design, eye, gloves and all.”
However, with the movie due out later this year, we might be looking at a change in release date, depending on how big a job the team has on their hands.
Still, you have to give props to the entire team behind the movie. This is no easy feat at this stage in the movie’s production. And they’re doing it all for us fans.
Featured Image Credit: Paramount Animation