Published: Fri, May 24, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie delayed to February 14, 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie delayed to February 14, 2020

Shortly after the internet had its way with the original trailer, director Jeff Fowler announced that changes were coming - though that left some anxious that a bunch of VFX artists were about to work major overtime to change Sonic's look. Sonic's new look is under wraps for now, but you can extract a few clues from the image Fowler used to make the announcement.

Instead of opening on November 8, the film will now be released on Valentine's Day, 2020, according to Variety.

Fowler went back to the editing room earlier this month after fans expressed outrage over look of the CGI character in the film's trailer.

"Sonic the Hedgehog" is directed by Jeff Fowler, who received an Oscar nomination for his 2005 animated short "Gopher Broke", is helming the movie, which will blend live-action and CG elements.

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Fans were particularly upset about Sonic's teeth, Vulture reported. It's going to happen. In the original cartoon, Sonic's legs are thin whereas in the new movie they appear much more shapely and human-like.

"With four extra months and the hashtag "#novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie", Fowler and the studio seem to be acknowledging that this is no small feat and they want to give artists ample time to get it done without breaking their spirits. "I'd prefer a more realistic hedgehog design like one of these".

The cast for Sonic the Hedgehog includes Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik/Eggman, Sonic's villainous rival; James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, a police officer who teams up with Sonic to thwart Eggman's evil schemes; Adam Pally (The Mindy Project, Iron Man 3) as Tom's fellow police officer; Tika Sumpter and Natasha Rothwell.

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