SONIC THE HEDGEHOG will be hitting theaters in just a few days, but were it not for the extremely negative response to the first trailer, we easily could have been sitting down on Friday for a very different Sonic. As we know, following the reception which the grotesquely terrifying version of Sonic received, Sony Pictures actually pushed back the release of the film in order to give the visual-effects team time to design a more fan-pleasing take on the character.
While speaking with Digital Spy, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG director Jeff Fowler said that although he was fairly certain the fans would like the redesign, those few months were rather nerve-racking.
I think it had been about five months that had passed since the first trailer. We had worked very hard on our updates to the character. It was definitely a little bit of like, ‘Oh man, what happens if they don’t like this?’ But really, everyone that