The director of the Sonic The Hedgehog film has promised that the character design will be changed before it is released later this year.
The first trailer for the new Sonic film was released this week, and the reaction to the design of the iconic video game character has been almost unanimously negative.
Myriad articles articulating the problems with the design have been published. The most commonly cited concern is unquestionably Sonic's teeth, which have been deemed 'too human' to sit comfortably in the character's face.
Jeff Fowler, the film's director, responded to those criticisms on Twitter, and said precisely what many Sonic fans were hoping to hear.