One of the most popular and iconic video games of all-time is Sonic the Hedgehog. It was created by Sega for the Genesis gaming console. There have been many sequels to the game over the years. A trailer for a new “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie was just released. It has been universally panned by fans of the original games and members of the entertainment media. The character of Sonic in the movie trailer does not look anything like he did in the original games. This angered many people and led to the trailer getting slammed in a way that Paramount Pictures was clearly not expecting.
The negative fan reaction to the first Sonic trailer was so intense that the director of the movie announced on Twitter just days later that changes are going to be made to the film. There is no question that any changes the studio decides to make are going to be very expensive. They are going to need to change every shot of Sonic throughout the entire film. Since he is the star of the film, this will be a very big task indeed. There is a lot of work to do and very little time in which to do it.
The number of preview screenings for the new Sonic movie is not known. The entire purpose of preview screenings is to prevent potential disasters like the one that Paramount of facing right now. There is the chance that the new Sonic design the studio comes up with will still not be acceptable to fans. If that happens, it will leave Paramount with a movie that will be dead on arrival. The director did not elaborate about the changes that would be made. It will be interesting to see what the new design of Sonic will look like compared to the old one.
Paramount definitely has very high hopes for the Sonic movie. Jim Carrey will play the villain, Doctor Robotnik, in the film. There will be a combination of live action and computer animation. The film is scheduled to be released on November 8th in the United States. Needless to say, that does not give the production team a great deal of time to make the necessary alterations to the Sonic character design. There is always the possibility that Paramount will decide to push back the release of the film. However, that will be a last resort.