Since releasing the first trailer for the ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ movie, fans and critics alike have been wadding in on the freakish design of Sonic. So much so that the film’s director Jeff Fowler has announced the much-loved character will undergo a redesign.

Taking to social media Fowler addressed the issue with the following statement;

“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.”

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Fans were also disappointed with the first trailer which left many feeling less than thrilled with its ‘cheap’ aesthetic.

The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Directed by Jeff Fowler, the film stars James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Sonic the Hedgehog has been a long in development project since Sony acquired the adaptation rights in 2013. However, it failed to get a project off the ground, and the rights passed to Paramount in 2017. The film is due for release in November.