It has been announced that the release date for the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been pushed back to 2020.
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Director Jeff Fowler today (May 24) announced that Paramount have delayed the release of Sonic the Hedgehog by three months, to allow the visual effects team more time to work on a redesign of the iconic character. Tweeting the news, Fowler announced that the movie will now arrive February 14, 2020, writing: “Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.”
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 24, 2019
After a character poster previously showed the Sega star looking surprisingly human, the first trailer revealed that Sonic’s powers have caused a power outage across the globe, and it isn’t long before the US government are on his case with Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) – who has been tasked with the job of capturing the titular hero.
Plenty of the illustrations look rather handsome. It’s funny how, by not straying too far from the classic character design we all know and love (bigger eyes, familiar Sonic proportions, generally looking less teenage fox-y and more hedgehog-y), it’s possible to come up with a Sonic that’s actually fit for the big screen and won’t bring out the spikiness of your prospective audience.