Paramount Pictures will redesign Sonic for their upcoming “Sonic the Hedgehog” live-action hybrid movie adaptation. The news was announced by the movie director, Jeff Fowler.
Fowler tweeted on Thursday the studio and stuff of the movie have heard fans outcry and concerns and have decided to redesign the character.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019
Sonic the Hedgehog is directed by Jeff Fowler. The film features Ben Schwartz (Duck Tales, Parks and Recreation) as the voice Sonic, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey. Neal H. Moritz and Tim Miller (Deadpool) will be the film executive producing, along with Toby Ascher. Patrick Casey and Josh Miller will write the film scripts. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons are co-producing the project.
Sonic the Hedgehog was first released by Sega for arcades in 1991. The game has since spawned several animated series and comic book tie-ins.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.