After backlash over creepy look, 'Sonic' release will be delayed

Sonic movie delayed to ensure “no VFX artists are harmed” in the hedgehog’s redesign

Dental Surgery Delays ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’

Jeff Fowler was once again the herald of news pertaining to the movement of Sonic The Hedgehog's progress, and this delay was basically the other shoe dropping on his previous announcement.

According the game's director, the Sonic the Hedgehog film will now release on February 14, 2020. "Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right", Fowler wrote.

And the movie's director revealed on Friday that the film's release will be delayed by three months as they tweak the character.

Instead of opening on November 8, the film will now be released on Valentine's Day, 2020, according to Variety. "And the criticism", Fowler tweeted on May 2. It's going to happen.

Following the backlash, Fowler surprisingly took the criticism in stride and indicated they planned to fix the character and make him "the BEST he can be..."

Fans, you can either have a bizarrely human-looking Sonic the Hedgehog this year, or you can have a less odd-looking Sonic the Hedgehog later.

While the titular character will be getting a makeover, Jim Carrey, who plays the famed villain Dr. Robotnik, will be the same.

Fans were particularly upset about Sonic's teeth, Vulture reported. Likewise, one of Sonic's originals creators voiced his concern via Twitter with some of the original images of the live-action version of Sonic, also praising fans for their reaction that spurred the redesign. People were critical of Sonic's odd appearance, looking more like a human/Sonic hybrid than anything resembling the famous character. Granted, that silhouette's an icon for the Sonic series as a whole and it may not indicate what he'll look like in the film.

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