Paramount Pictures has delayed its “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie by three months, pushing it back from November 8th to a Valentine’s Day 2020 release.
The delay comes in the wake of heavy criticism earlier this month to the movie’s first trailer with much of that focused on the CG blue hedgehog character’s appearance and design – particularly his eyes, teeth and the shape of his appendages.
Those involved indicated the character design will be tweaked in light of the reaction, and director Jeff Fowler has now tweeted that they are “taking a little more time to make Sonic just right” which suggests the new changes will require a good bit of extra post-production work – enough to delay it for that long.
Ben Schwartz stars as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog with Jim Carrey as Sonic’s nemesis Doctor Robotnik, alongside James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough and Adam Pally. The film will now open opposite the romance drama “The Photograph” and the “Kingsman” prequel film.
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 24, 2019