Sonic Movie Director Jeff Fowler Vows to Fix Character's Design

Published: May 2, 2019 11:15 PM /



The official trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie released and the reception was more than a little rocky.

The trailer, as seen above, gives us a complete look at what to expect from this movie. There was an outcry from the community over the unsettling look of Sonic. Because of this, director Jeff Fowler vows to change the design of Sonic.

He released a tweet today stating that he has heard the criticisms and concerns from the community, and changes are "going to happen."

With the backing of both Paramount and Sega, it seems that changes are all but certain. Members of the community have taken it upon themselves to redesign Sonic. One issue was the blue hedgehog's human-like teeth. Another inconsistency are his eyes, which are normally more cartoonish and larger.

Sonic the Hedgehog stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. He is accompanied by Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik, and James Marsden as Tom, a cop who accompanies Sonic during the film. The film is set to drop some in November 2019. Right now, we have no word if Sonic's redesign will set back the film's release date, but you can be sure that there will be changes in the future.

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We have a wild conspiracy theory here at TechRaptor. Many of us are convinced that the design of Sonic is purposely bad so that they can gain publicity. And so far, it's definitely worked. The Internet is blowing up over the design. People are discussing whether it's good or bad, and creating their own designs. I don't think it's too far-fetched a theory, and if so, the folks at Paramount and Sega are a bunch of geniuses. 

What do you think of Sonic's design and do you think it should be changed? Do you agree with our crazy conspiracy theory? Let us know in the comments below!

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