Fans "Will Be Pleased" With Sonic the Hedgehog's Movie Redesign, Paramount Says

Fans "Will Be Pleased" With Sonic the Hedgehog's Movie Redesign, Paramount Says

Beware of making promises you cannot keep, movie peddlers.

Have you, like much of the internet, not known the peace of a good night's rest since being subjected to Sonic the Hedgehog's "unique" design for his upcoming movie? You will be happy to know "fans will be pleased" with Paramount's redesign for the speedy 'hog. Or so the film's executive producer Tim Miller tells Variety.

"This is a franchise, and it has to be great," Miller says. "Look, I was with fans and so was [director Jeff Fowler]. When the s–t hit the fan, I went over there and said, 'The most important thing to do, man, is say, I f–ked up,'" Miller said. "He’d already sent a tweet out an hour before I got there. He's a good man. It was exactly the right way to handle that. The fans have a voice in this too. There's a right way to listen."

The internet got its first look at Sonic's movie design in April and subsequently lost its collective mind over the hedgehog's too-realistic eyes, teeth, and calves. Paramount responded to the backlash by promising to clean up Sonic's design, pushing the movie's release date from this Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day 2020.

At least one Sonic fan has taken it upon themselves to replace Sonic's trailer model with something more akin to the cartoony design we're used to. We've yet to see what Paramount has in store with its Sonic redesign, but at least Miller's mea cupla doubles as a half-apology for the uneasiness Paramount inflicted upon the world last spring.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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