Team shortlist15 Aug 2019 AT 02:05 PM

Sega reveals more information about that Sonic The Hedgehog movie makeover

The blue hedgehog has caused quite a few arguments…
Team shortlist15 Aug 2019 AT 02:05 PM
Sega reveals more information about that Sonic The Hedgehog movie makeover

We all know how everyone’s favourite blue speedster caused a little controversy earlier this year, but now Sega has something to say about Sonic’s eventual makeover.

The first trailer, released earlier this year, received a flurry of negative criticism over the hedgehog's oversized teeth (that many said looked far too human for comfort), small beady eyes and slender appearance.

And now Sega has finally spoken out about the delay, with Sega Europe COO and president, Gary Dale, airing his views on the filmmaker's decision to Gamesindustry.

"I think everybody's just keen to do the right thing,” Dale remarked. “Obviously we have a very deep knowledge of the character and the brand. [Paramount] has a very deep knowledge of how to make movies. The trick is just to bring those two skill-sets together to make the best film we can.

“To be fair, Paramount has been open to listening to feedback from the community around Sonic, which of course has got such a tremendously loyal fanbase with people with very specific views of who Sonic is, how Sonic should behave, how Sonic should look.” he continued. “I think Paramount has taken a lot of that on board."

However, it seems not everyone agrees with Paramount’s decision to take public consensus on board.

“I don’t know quite how I feel about the audience being in on the creation of it, while it’s happening,” noted Jim Carrey, who plays Sonic’s nemesis Dr Robotnik in the remake, at the Television Critics Association press tour. “We’ll have to see what that entails. Sometimes you find that the collective consciousness decides it wants something and then when it gets it, it goes, 'OK, I don’t want it.'"

As for when Paramount’s revamped Sonic will make an appearance? Only time will tell. But for now, you can watch the full trailer below:

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