“Sonic the Hedgehog
” director Jeff Fowler
has given in to fan backlash over the title character’s physical appearance. The filmmaker took to social media May 2 to promise fans a redesign of the character will take place to correct the apparent issue before the movie’s November release date. The movie version of Sonic has been the center of fan backlash ever since Paramount
debuted the film’s first poster December 10. The movie character appears more muscular and furrier than his original video game counterpart, plus Sonic’s eyes have been rendered differently.
“Thank you for the support. And the criticism,” Fowler wrote on Twitter
. “The message is loud and clear. You aren’t happy with the design and you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount and Sega
are fully committed to making this character the Best he can be.”
Fowler’s statement arrived just two