Paramount debuted the new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog earlier this week, showcasing the titular character's redesign. Fans were critical of the first trailer for the film, which featured a somewhat horrifying rendition of the character. This caused the Jeff Folwer-directed adventure comedy to move its release date from Nov. 8 to Feb. 14, allowing for a redesign more in like with how Sonic appears in his video games. Yuji Naka, one of the co-creators of the character, chimed in with some thoughts on the fresh look.
In the first of a series of tweets, Naka expressed his concern in seeing how the original design has been completely scrubbed interested. "I wanted to watch the DVD with the previous design," he wrote in a tweet translated from Japanese. He did, however, suggest that he approved of the new design more and highlighted the gloves as one big difference. "Eyes are still not connected," he noted, however. "I feel uncomfortable. But I'm looking forward to seeing the movie."
Sonic's original design saw his eyes connected together above the bridge of his nose, whereas in the movie his eyes are seperate.
For the most part, the redesign has been met with praise from fans. Fowler tweeted to express his gratitude towards the response on Twitter. "Thank you for the last 24 hours Sonic fans... it's been EXTRAORDINARY," he wrote.
Check out the original, untranslated tweets above.