Sonic the Hedgehog Film Director Promises Design Alterations Following Backlash

Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler promised design changes for the titular hedgehog.

The trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog film dropped earlier this week, and it landed with a thud. The trailer didn’t do much to inspire confidence in the project, though Jim Carrey appeared to have fun in it. However, what really ruffled viewer’s feathers was Sonic’s design. Gone were his definable traits, such as his big eyes, spiky hair, and long legs. What fans got instead was what appeared to be a human dressing up as Sonic. Oh, and let’s not forget those weird, human teeth.

Luckily, the film’s crew has heard out complaints. Director Jeff Fowler took to Twitter to acknowledge that fans aren’t happy with the design. He promised that his team is working on changing the design. No word yet on what those changes are, but fans have spent the past week creating mock-ups more true to the character. Hopefully, Fowler and his team take more inspiration from the games.

Sonic the Hedgehog hits theatres November 8. The film stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, and Jim Carrey.