UPDATE, 5/24/2019 – Alas, the
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 24, 2019
Though this no doubt throws our Thanksgiving plans into flux (what else were we gonna talk about with family this year?), it suggests that we’ll have a better chance of contending with a Sonic whose teeth don’t make us shudder.
5/2/2019 – This week saw the release of the trailer for the upcoming
Well, it didn’t take very long for the producers of the film to respond. In a tweet, the film’s director Jeff Fowler said that Sega and Paramount Pictures would go back to the drawing board for Sonic, and redesign him after all the fan outcry.
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
In the tweet, Fowler did as much damage control as he could. He assured fans that even though the movie is coming out this year it still wasn’t too late to give them the version of Sonic they all wanted. “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.” Although there have been a lot of bad reactions to initial costume reveals and the like for beloved franchise movies, this is the first time we can remember where creators have come out and said they’re changing it in direct response to fan’s desires.
Fowler’s tweet even had the hashtag #gottafixfast, along with a picture of a wrench emoji. For a movie that is as CGI heavy as