Sonic Movie Delayed

Sonic Movie Delayed

by May 24, 2019 4 comments

A little extra time to cook

When news came that Sonic’s design was being tweaked for Paramount’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, there were many questions and concerns. There was more at stake here than just the way Sonic looked — obviously merchandising was already in the pipeline, given the leak, and who knows how much of the film would have to be reworked to fit whatever changes were to be made.

And there wasn’t a lot of time. The film’s projected release date was November of this year, leaving only a few months to make the changes. Could significant tweaks be made in that time frame? How many late nights and long hours would someone have to slave over making an ugly blue gremlin look passable?

Today, some of that has been answered by Jeff Fowler announcing a delay for Sonic the Hedgehog.

Pushing from November to February (Valentines Day, in fact) will give VFX artists an additional three months to revise and implement a new Sonic design. The question still remains for how much is going to be possible in such a short amount of time, given CG-heavy movies are known for taking years of development. Also remaining is the question of what’s going to happen to any potential merchandise that may have already entered production. I’m sure three extra months is welcome, but it’s still comparatively little time.

All of these questions and more will be answered eventually. For now, all we can do is speculate what’s going on behind those scenes. To be a fly on the wall, eh?

4 Comments so far

  1. Nuzamaki90
    #1 Nuzamaki90 24 May, 2019, 12:29

    Thank God

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  2. DK Fan
    #2 DK Fan 24 May, 2019, 14:34

    Pretty wise if you ask me. As I’ve said, Ben Schwartz is a decent fit for the voice, but the design was a little strange. This delay will give them plenty of time to tweak it so we can have a good looking Sonic.

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  3. SSJSonicXX14
    #3 SSJSonicXX14 25 May, 2019, 02:35

    It can go drown in development hell for all I care but this delay will balloon the budget especially if they have to toss out all marketing material and merchandise of the chances of the film creating a franchise is getting slim which is great as that prevents another drawn out situation like Boom.

    Here’s the deal SOJ you have lots of extra time to feel embarrassed about this mess how about you use it to assess the obvious that is: what was a massive mainstream success for this IP in 2017, maybe you already have and it’s still waiting to be reveal but you’ve conditioned me to being pessimistic towards your grasp on reality about this franchise.

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  4. MagicalWingLT
    #4 MagicalWingLT 29 May, 2019, 04:55

    Everyone take a look at this trailer of Sonic redone! This guy redid him in the trailer and he looks 100 times better

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