Sonic the Hedgehog Movie director Jeffrey Fowler confirmed suspicions on Twitter today by posting the following tweet:
'Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right. #novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie'
and attaching a picture of Sonic's hand holding up a sign stating 2-14-20.
This update, while understandable, may come as a surprise for those who were expecting it to stay on track for the originally announced November 8, 2019 release date, in time for the holiday season. Many fans expressed concerns that making changes to the already established artwork would tax the VFX artists an extreme amount time-wise. Possibly even causing them to work tireless days, nights and weekends in order to make the required changes and have the movie completed on schedule. Those fears have been alleviated with this update from the director, even going so far as to address those concerns with his hashtag #novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie. While it is sad that we won't get the Sonic Movie in time for the holidays, it is refreshing to hear that Paramount Pictures is not only listening to fan feedback, but also going about fixing it the humane way. Moving the release date back just slightly over 3 months isn't going to drive too many people over the edge, especially if it's for the better. What do you think about the update? Would you rather they just stuck with the original design and have it out on schedule, or are you fine with waiting however long it takes to get it right?