New trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog released after disastrous first version

Video game adaptation seeks to quell furore generated by initial trailer which disappointed fans

New trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog released after disastrous first version

A new trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been released, after the films director assured fans of the game that the character would be redesigned after a tide of criticism greeted the first release.

The initial trailer was released in April, featuring star Jim Carrey as Dr Eggman alongside the CGI-animated hedgehog, but was met with considerable derision. The Guardians Keith Stuart described it as a 200mph slap in the face and said the central character resembles a cheap knock-off Sonic toy your child might win at a fairground stand and then be terrified of. The characters human-style teeth drew particular flak on social media.

Jeff Fowler, the films director, later tweeted: The message is loud and clear… you arent happy with the design & you want changes. Its going to happen.

Sonic the Hedgehog has been in development as a movie since Hollywood studio Sony acquired the adaptation rights in 2013. However, it failed to get a project off the ground, and the rights passed to Paramount in 2017. The film is due for release in November.

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