The 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie is officially being pushed back to 2020
You know, with all that Game of Thrones and Avengers business to take our attention, we'd almost - almost - forgotten about our good old speedy blue rodent.
After intense clamouring from absolutely nobody in the video game world, a Sonic the Hedgehog trailer starring Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Jim Carrey as Dr Robotnik and James Marsden in another thankless role alongside an animated rodent came out last month, and it's fair to say it was... not well received.
Here's that nightmarish trailer once again, in case you didn't really feel like sleeping tonight:
Yeah, I can see why this wasn't too well received in the video game community. But since that disastrous trailer, Paramount and Sega have been doing their best to do damage control (always reassuring) by promising to redesign that hellish azure werewolf abomination we're meant to take for Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler posted to Twitter shortly after the trailer crash landed on the web, and he was full of regret, not to mention resolve to fix his horrifying mistake. "Thank you for the support. And the criticism," Fowler said.
"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..."
...Uh, good luck with that one, Jeff.
Now, the rest of the VFX team have followed suit, and while we had a tentative release date of November, it's clear that that deadline isn't too realistic anymore. So Jeff Fowler got back on his Twitter account to let us know we've got a little bit longer to wait until we can hate-watch Sonic the Hedgehog.
"Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right," Fowler said, but pay close attention to the hashtag. "No VFX artists were harmed in the making of this movie," says Fowler, and he's joking... but, is he joking? We'll find out soon, but... I doubt it.