Release of Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Runs into Speed Bump

The Sonic the Hedgehog film is officially moving its release date back three months to improve the graphics of the speedster. Following the release of the trailer in April, fans were quick to criticize the looks of Sonic. Director Jeff Fowler has previously responded to the feedback by promising that changes will happen and reiterated the studio was determined to deliver the best possible product. Hardly a surprising take from an executive. However, today Fowler has back up his promise and will delay the movie until February 14th, 2020 in order to do so.

It is a positive sign that Fowler is willing to delay the release in order to properly address the issues. Giving the visual effects team time to do a good job helps ensure a better job. It also creates a better atmosphere for the workers who won’t have to endure long hours. Fowler actually addresses this in his tweet with the hashtag “#novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie.” For those who don’t want to take the time to figure out what that says, it reads “No VFX artists were harmed in the making of this movie”.

Looking forward it will be interesting to see how the new design for Sonic turns out. It seems likely the team will turn towards Detective Pikachu for inspiration and lessons.

Are you happy Sonic is getting a makeover? What changes do you want to see? Let us know!