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12 November 2019 15:03

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Second time lucky – redesign of controversial live-action Sonic The Hedgehog revealed in new trailer

The leaks were real and not only does Sonic the Hedgehog look better in the new movie trailer but it even has game music in it too. Forget Gangster's Paradise and the weird nightmare teeth of the original trailer, the latest teaser for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie actually looks like it could be good. Or at the very least it looks like the games. After overwhelming negative reaction to the first trailer, and especially the look of Sonic, Paramount Pictures decided to delay the movie and completely revamp the design of its main character. As the previous leaks suggested, not only does Sonic now look much closer to the game version but we suspect all that stuff at the start of the trailer, with the backdrops straight out of Green Hill Zone, were also new additions to placate fans.

In terms of having a live action Sonic that doesn't look completely awful this is a vast improvement on the first try, even if it doesn't seem quite as good as Detective Pikachu. One question for fans now will be whether this design will be used in any future games. Sega has said they're working on a new title but they haven't said what it is, which might suggest it is in fact a secret movie tie-in. The film is out on Valentine's Day (14 February, if you keep forgetting) next year, which seems an odd choice but then the movie's been full of those so far. MORE: Sonic The Hedgehog's movie redesign leaked again and it's looking pretty good MORE: New Sonic The Hedgehog movie design leaks show major improvement The first iteration of the live-action version of the character was met with ridicule The new redesign of the controversial live-action Sonic The Hedgehog has been shared in the film's new trailer – watch it below.

The adaptation of the character for the new movie was met with ridicule upon its unveiling back in April. The fan backlash eventually ended up forcing the creators of the movie to redesign the new Sonic, with director Jeff Fowler saying: "Thank you for the support. The message is loud and clear… you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be…" Get a glimpse at the new Sonic in the trailer for the film, which comes out on February 14, 2020, below. The unveiling of the original Sonic The Hedgehog trailer angered fans, with one going as far as to say that the character looked like "the mascot for a disease".

The movie was delayed from November 2019 to February 2020 after the backlash, as the producers had to work on the new version of Sonic. Judging by the comments to the new trailer, it already seems to be going down much better with fans. Another fan calls the difference between the two characters "insane", while another says the new character is "the way [Sonic] was meant to be". Sonic The Hedgehog hits cinemas on February 14, 2020. Back in the spring the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was launched but received ruthless criticism from fans.

Sonic The Hedgehog movie trailer: Fans are NOT happy with THIS Following the backlash, director Jeff Fowler announced that SEGA and Paramount Pictures had taken the criticisms on board and agreed to redesign Sonic, pushing the release date back from Boxing Day to Valentine's Day. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be... But now a new trailer has launched with the redesign, so what did fans make of it? Paramount has dropped a new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, the upcoming film based on the videogame franchise. "And I'm using it to protect my friends." The character has notably smaller teeth and bigger eyes than in the last trailer, following a fan backlash. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and his plans for world domination." Sonic The Hedgehog paints the town blue in the brand new #SonicMovie poster!

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pic.twitter.com/qoWZlznxpS — Sonic The Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) November 12, 2019 Sonic the Hedgehog is in theaters February 14th. Best of Rolling Stone For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. new trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been released, offering a first look at the spikey speedster following his extensive character redesign. 29 Images of the Sonic Movie Redesign 29 IMAGES Sonic's makeover appears to be more consistent with the character's classic video game look, as the VFX artists have removed the realistic elements of the CGI-animated hedgehog's original design and replaced them with the more exaggerated features that Sega fans will be familiar with.You can check out quite what a big difference that is by using the comparison slider below:"Today is the DAY! Could not be more excited to share our new Sonic with you. This wouldn't have been possible without the fans," director Jeff Fowler tweeted alongside the trailer on Tuesday morning.The initial reveal of the Sonic silhouette, which IGN exclusively debuted in December, and the previous trailer received mixed-to-negative feedback from fans, with the character's veneer-like chompers, muscular physique, beady eyes, and strangely long fingers proving to be the major points of contention.The new design seems to be going down well with fans - you can see more of it in the gallery below:Amid the original backlash, Fowler announced his decision to change the controversial design of the iconic character in the upcoming movie, promising a more authentic look. The redesign has now been rolled out across all of the marketing materials for the movie, including this brand new poster:After the delay in release, Sonic The Hedgehog: The Movie is expected to speed into theaters on February 14, 2020.For more on Sonic's CGI controversy in the meantime, read our opinion piece on the character's design in the original trailer, check out what Jim Carrey had to say about the movie's reshoots, and find out more about the pushback of the theatrical release