​'Sonic the Hedgehog' Director Jeff Fowler Vows to Redesign Character After Backlash

"The message is loud and clear... you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen"
​'Sonic the Hedgehog' Director Jeff Fowler Vows to Redesign Character After Backlash
The iconic blue videogame hero in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film was unveiled earlier this week to a less-than-kind reception, and now director Jeff Fowler has promised to fix the character before the movie's release.
 
In a tweet yesterday (May 2), Fowler acknowledged the backlash to Sonic's unveiling, thanking followers for both their support and criticism.
 
"The message is loud and clear... you aren't happy with the design & you want changes," he wrote. "It's going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be..."
 
He closed out the message with the hashtag "#gottafixfast."
 
He's not wrong — the film is slated to hit theatres on November 8.
 
The trailer, released earlier this week, showed James Marsden befriending the blue hedgehog and dodging attacks from Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, set to the tune of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise." The biggest element fans took issue with, though, was when Sonic opened his mouth and revealed human teeth.
 
Revisit the haunting clip below.