After backlash regarding the video game character’s appearance, the live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie is now being delayed until 2020.
Director Jeff Fowler took to Twitter to share the news, revealing that film’s new release date will be February 14, 2020. The animated flick was originally slated to hit theatres on November 8, 2019.
Back in April, the first trailer for the live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie dropped, giving fans their first taste of the wacky, wild adventures in store for their favourite blue speed-runner.
The trailer also introduces Jim Carrey’s dastardly villain Dr. Robotnik in a hilarious scene in which he dresses down a soldier.
“Sonic the Hedgehog” also stars James Marsden as Green Hills Sheriff Tom Wachowski, who partners with Sonic.
“Parks and Recreation” actor Ben Schwartz provides the voice of Sonic.
On Twitter, fans reacted to the trailer with a mix of excitement, skepticism, and a whole lot of jokes as many were not happy with Sonic’s appearance.
Director Jeff Fowler addressed the criticism on Twitter and announced that changes to Sonic will be made as “everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be.”
A lot of people also raised their eyebrows at the use of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” as the soundtrack for the trailer, no comment was given on that.