Tim Miller, the executive producer of the now-delayed ‘Sonic the Hedgehog‘ movie, has mostly used Twitter to make announcements and answer questions or comments from fans, but as he is headed to San Diego Comic-Con, he is preparing to meet the public face-to-face as he presents his film ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’. While that reboot is his primary focus, he knows he will have to field a few questions about ‘Sonic’, the video game adaptation that was supposed to open on November 8 of this year, only to be postponed to February 14, 2020, after the first trailer was released and fans lashed out at the design of the titular character, who was inexplicably given human teeth, eyes (kind of) and curvy muscular legs.
“This is a franchise, and it has to be great,” Miller stated, indicating that ‘Sonic’ is intended to be the first of several movies and isn’t just something Paramount can toss out there to bomb and move on from.
Discussing the picture with Variety, Miller recalled the disastrous release of the trailer:
“Look, I was with fans and so was [director] Jeff [Fowler]. When the s–t hit the fan, I went over there and said, ‘The most important thing to do, man, is say, ‘I f–ked up.’ He’d already sent a tweet out an hour before I got there. He’s a good man. It was exactly the right way to handle that. The fans have a voice in this too. There’s a right way to listen.”
The film was delayed and Miller stated that the design team would rework the appearance of the titular character. Miller says he has seen the updated design, “and I think the fans will be pleased.”
It’s not out of the question that Paramount and Miller could release a new look at Sonic at SDCC next weekend. But we’ll have to wait and see.
Are you still looking forward to ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ or is this a lost cause?