UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming negative reaction from fans regarding Sonic’s design, director Jeff Fowler took to Twitter to reassure that the studio will make the necessary corrections to make Sonic perfect for his live-action debut.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019
However, the redesign process is taking longer than expected, which will push the initial release date back three months to Valentine’s Day 2020.
UPDATE: The first Trailer is here!
A Poster (above) has been released for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Sega’s hit video game Sonic The Hedgehog.
Directed by Jeff Fowler and produced by Neal H. Moritz (The Fast & The Furious), Toru Nakahara, Takeshi Ito, and executive produced by Tim Miller (Deadpool), the film features Ben Schwartz as the voice of ‘Sonic’.
The live-action actors is led by James Marsden (X-Men), Natasha Rothwell, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally and Jim Carrey (Kick-Ass 2) as villain ‘Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik’.
‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ opens in theaters November 8, 2019.
Stay tuned for the first Trailer.