The Sonic the Hedgehog film has been delayed until Feb. 14, 2020. The delay stems from the backlash from fans regarding Sonic's design. This also means that the movie will be released one week after Peter Rabbit sequel and Call of the Wild. With all three movies having a family-friendly appeal, it could possibly lead to cannibalizing each other's box office numbers. Though maybe it's better than having to contend with Frozen 2 less than two weeks later with the original Nov. 9, 2019 release date.
Jeff Fowler, the director, posted an image on his Twitter account regarding the delay.
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 24, 2019
Early promotional material had originally caught fans off guard, but it wasn't until the official trailer that dropped in late April where things really took a turn for the worst. With 671,000 dislikes compared to 378,000 likes, fans are clearly upset. A few days after the trailer came out, Fowler tweeted, "you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen."
Are you excited about the changes, or did you like Sonic's original design? Let us know in the comments below.
Food for Thought
I will say I am impressed that Paramount is willing to listen to feedback and willing to make changes to Sonic's design. The movie still looks a bit bland apart from Jim Carrey's portrayal of Dr. Robotnik. Maybe Paramount read our top 10 things we want to see in the movie.