When you rile up a fanbase, the fanbase pushes back. HARD. This is especially true with the mass vitriol hurled at the look of Sonic the Hedgehog in the live-action movie that’s supposed to be released later this year.
Director Jeff Fowler went on social media to express his apology with regards to how Sonic’s getup turned out, much to the (heavy) disappointment of Sega’s legendary blue hedgehog.
At present, a huge number of fans are not pleased with Sonic’s live-action look, citing that it is a far cry from the traditional cartoony look from the video games.
As such, some fans even went above and beyond to do up their own renditions of how Sonic might’ve looked on the big screen. On the left is the movie’s original look, which is akin to having a young kid wear blue long johns. On the right, we have the modified look that rings a closer bell to the speedster we all love.
Even Sonic’s original creator, Yuji Naka, was displeased with how the live-action design turned out. If even the original creator can say how disappointing the live-action adaptation was, you know you need to go back to the drawing board.
Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled for release on November 7 this year. But it seems that we might be expecting it a little later, now that the teams at Paramount and Sega are going back to redesigning Sonic.
And if all goes well, we’ll hopefully be seeing a more faithful adaptation of the blue hedgehog.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.