Paramount Pictures has finally debuted the updated official trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and fans are much happier with the appearance of the iconic blue hedgehog this time around.
When the character was first unveiled back in April, many fans took to social media to express their concerns with the weirdly anthropomorphic rendering of the beloved character, which will be voiced by Ben Schwartz. Following a massive public outcry, director Jeff Fowler himself addressed the backlash on Twitter, announcing the film would be postponing its intended November release “to make Sonic just right” — and it seems like they have certainly done so.
In the new trailer, which Paramount Pictures released on November 12, the redesigned live-action Sonic flaunts an aesthetic much in line with that of its video game counterpart — gone are the eldritch features that made fans cringe the first time around. Instead, we get a cartoony (and overall cuter) version of the character we’ve grown to know and love since its creation in the ‘90s.
“Ok... Paramount deserves [an] Oscar... this looks 10 TIMES BETTER,” a fan commented on Twitter after seeing the changes. “Saw the new sonic trailer and MY GOD THIS GLOW UP,” another one added, sharing a side by side comparison of the before and after.
Fans also have newly-found hope in the adaptation following the redesign. “The Sonic Movie is a big PSA on how to listen to fans constructively. They took a DOA design and turned it into something special. People saying they will see the movie, I myself am now very interested. All the positivity and hype, #1 trend [worldwide],” a fan stated.
Though Sonic enthusiasts are more than ecstatic with the revamped iteration of the hedgehog, there’s no doubt the original live-action look will still haunt us. But hey, every cloud has a silver lining, and I guess we’ll always have the memes.
Sonic The Hedgehog will premiere on February 14, 2020. Check out the new trailer below.
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