Fans definitely have a lot of power in ensuring a good result for whatever they are loyal to
The same can be said about the recent Sonic trailer that made rounds on the internet, although with tons of backlashes from various distressed fans who are of the opinion that the Sonic character could have been a lot better than what was presented in the first trailer of the movie, this could be because the movie is expected to be a favorite for both kids and adults especially. I mean a majority of the Adult played Sonic as a childhood game and misrepresenting the main character of the movie could be disappointing for a lot of people.
Director Jeff Fowler tweeted today about the backlash, assuring distressed fans everywhere that the criticism was heard loud and clear. Fowler confirmed that changes were coming to the design of Sonic’s character. “You aren’t happy with the design & you want changes,” Fowler tweeted. “It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be.”
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
Ever since the trailer arrived on the internet on Tuesday, a lot of Fans has shown disapproval for what the Studio believed would be ‘amazing’, instead, it was the other way round, and that can be seen in Fowler’s tweet. The reason for the numerous backlash is still not very clear, however, a reliable source, Variety is of the opinion that majority of the complains center around the use of human teeth on Sonic, who is, in fact, a hedgehog and would have much smaller pointy teeth. During an interviewed with an exotic animals veterinarian who works with hedgehogs to get the lowdown on what Sonic’s teeth should look like. Some fans, however, debated whether realistic teeth would really improve things, or probably the Studion should just try out a new body and all.
That been said, one could read between the lines that there is a lot of adoration for the Sonic character, and if anything isn’t right about it, then an uproar like this should not be unexpected. Hopefully, a new design for Sonic is just around the corner — and will involve fewer teeth. Fowler didn’t say whether the decision to change the entire look of the character, which isn’t likely an easy task, will delay the film’s release.
Sonic the Hedgehog is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 8th, so there is enough space to fit in the perfect character that the fans will appreciate better.