Sonic the Hedgehog Producer Thinks 'Fans Will Be Pleased' With Redesign

Lawrence Kim
July 12, 2019

Though the footage itself revealed a serviceable CG-animated adventure with a amusing enough scene from none other than Jim Carrey himself as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, fans could only focus on one thing: Sonic's new look.

In case your internet stopped working for about a week back in late April and early May, a brief recap: on April 30, studio Paramount dropped the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, which looks pleasantly goofy and sufficiently action-packed, and features Jim Carrey on his "80% Ace Ventura" setting as villain Dr. Robotnik. He's a good man.

A day after Tim Miller declared that Terminator: Dark Fate will "scare the f*ck out of " misogynists, he said something even more controversial: people will like the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Big screen adaptations of nostalgic properties like Sonic are no strangers to keyboard critics, but the film's executive producer Tim Miller explained to Variety why the decision to redesign was an important one.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog.

IGN rounded up 6 classic Sonic's that we would like the see in the redesign, and also had fun putting Sonic's human teeth awkwardly onto other video game characters. "I think the fans will be pleased", said Miller. "There's a right way to listen". "He'd already sent a tweet out an hour before I got there". But giving in to immediate fan-backlash is a slippery slope. Here's a recent example: when the first pictures of Bill Skarsgård as the new Pennywise the Clown in It hit the web, the reaction was highly negative. But a door has been opened now, and there's no way to close it.

Sonic the Hedgehog speeds into theaters everywhere February 14, 2020.

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