Sega has delayed Sonic the Hedgehog movie to February 2020 after fans criticized the design of Sonic the Hedgehog in the movie. Despite getting millions of views, the trailer for the movie also had a lot of negative reactions on YouTube.
Sonic the Hedgehog’s first movie will be produced by Paramount Pictures. It is being directed by Jeff Fowler, who announced the news of the movie getting delayed on his Twitter account.
The biggest criticism against Sonic the Hedgehog movie was that it looked awful, especially with the human-like design of Sonic. Jim Carrey stars as Dr. Robotnik and he was considered one of the positives. The negative sentiment around the movie outweighed any positive it had gained after the trailer.
Once the first trailer was out, it was mocked by all press outlets and fans were also quite vocal to voice their concerns regarding the design of Sonic the Hedgehog itself. The movie director, Jeff Fowler was quick to address any criticism for the movie and confirmed that they will change the design of Sonic the Hedgehog.
After the news of the design change was made official, Jeff Fowler has now announced that the movie will be delayed from its November release date to February 2020. This decision has been likely made to avoid giving the visual effects team any overtime for working on Sonic the Hedgehog’s design.