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Following the epic backlash from Sonic fans the world over after Please login or register to see this link. , director Jeff Fowler Please login or register to see this link. . It seems that the VFX artists actually doing the work thankfully have a little more time to get it right this time.

While many Sonic fans - Please login or register to see this link. - breathed a sigh of relief at the initial news a redesign was in the works, others questioned the logistics involved in a redesigning the CG star of the movie in such a short space of time. Assuming it wasn't just a simply alteration to his face, retooling the entire film was going to be an epic undertaking and many worried that VFX artists would be crunching until the movie's previous November release date.

Well, it seems that those involved are committed to giving those artists the time they need. The director has taken to Please login or register to see this link. and confirmed that the movie will now open on Valentine's Day 2020:

 

 

We're sure the VFX artists charged with fixing things are happier with the new release date - that is assuming Paramount won't have them chained to their desks over Christmas. Looking at the image itself, we can see a conspicuously gloved hand and the silhouette on the sign appears very much like the hedgehog's classic Sonic Team logo. Hopefully this sign is a not-so-subtle hint at the direction of the redesigned character.

The pressure is still on though - the filmmakers can't afford to get it wrong a second time, so hopefully Sonic fans will be satisfied come February 14th 2020. If you need a reminder of the original trailer, here it is:

 

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It's a good news... it could be just a PR strategy... but it looks like the studio hears fans about the Sonic design and how they worry if the studio is going to change Sonic design without any change to deadline date... Both which the studio heard and comply...

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"Quick, it's our only chance at a bigger opening night! Model swap the beady eyed with whatever Sonic 2.0 and then re-advertise it as a new film rework! Brilliant!"

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On 5/25/2019 at 3:33 AM, Ravenstorm said:

"Model swap the beady eyed with whatever Sonic 2.0 and then re-advertise it as a new film rework! Brilliant!"

That's enough to satisfy me at this point to be honest.

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