The film Sonic the Hedgehog has officially been rescheduled for 2020, according to director Jeff Fowler.
Initially, Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled for release on November 8 this year. However, protests from Sonic’s fans have made the film crew think again. Director Jeff Fowler finally got the wrong error and then revealed the new release date via a Twitter image in it, Sonic kept the board recording the new release date on February 14, 2020.
“Enlist a little more time to do the right thing for Sonic,” the director’s words ensure fans will get what they want. The long Hashtag has a thought: “No one VFX employee is harmed during the work” that may be referring to the huge amount of time that designers need to completely redesign Sonic through CGI. There are many concerns on social networks from people with industry knowledge. They think that VFX designers tend to work long hours and think Paramount Pictures will try and rush to do Sonic remake in time for the November release date, meaning that those people will still have to do crazy hours to make that a reality. Fortunately, pushing back the release date in a few months will probably help alleviate those concerns.
In addition, this opens an interesting conversation. On the one hand, the vast majority of people who saw the trailer agreed that Sonic’s design was based on luck. It can be very beneficial for the movie if people like the way the main character looks simple. On the other hand, this poses an alarming precedent. A major studio has now completely adjusted the creative vision of a movie due to fans’ objection. Do you remember when people hated the first images of Pennywise from IT and then everyone loved the movie and especially praised Pennywise? What if Warner Bros decided to record the movie with a Pennywise looking completely different?
Either way, this is still happening and can be considered a better decision for the film despite the cost. The film features Jim Carrey (Mask) as the evil Robotnik doctor, voiced by Ben Schwartz for Sonic. Deadpool director Tim Miller also participated as the main producer for the film.