In spite of the online backlash after the release of the first trailer, Sonic the Hedgehog producer Tim Miller still thinks that the movie will meet fans’ expectations. Speaking with Variety, Miller said he felt it was important to listen to the fans’ voice when they protested.
“When Sonic arrived, the director, Jeff Fowler, was the best guy to do it,” he said. “The redesign? Look, I was with fans and so was Jeff. This is a franchise, and it has to be great. When the s–t hit the fan, I went over there and said, ‘The most important thing to do, man, is say, ‘I f–ked up.’ He’d already sent a tweet out an hour before I got there. He’s a good man. It was exactly the right way to handle that. The fans have a voice in this too. There’s a right way to listen.”
Then Miller revealed that he has already seen some of the character redesign, adding: “And I think the fans will be pleased.”
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Sonic The Hedgehog is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. 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.
Sonic The Hedgehog is set to hit theaters February 14, 2020.