‘Sonic’ Has Been Pushed To 2020 To Give The Filmmakers Time To Think About What They’ve Done

They won't be allowed out of their rooms until they give all of us an apology.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie

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The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has officially been pushed back to February 2020, on account of it looking like a giant steaming pile of crap.

The live-action adaptation of the iconic SEGA video game was originally meant to hit cinemas in the US in November of this year, but that all changed after fans got a look at the film’s trailer and the terrifying blue nightmare at its centre.

Following the backlash to Sonic’s new look, director Jeff Fowler announced that the filmmakers would be redesigning the character to bring him more in line with what fans are used to. But it turns out that takes time, so today Fowler tweeted a new release date for the flick. And honestly, what better day to drop a film about a lightning-fast rat monster… than Valentine’s Day?

It’s probably a good thing they’re giving themselves a bit of breathing space, if only to let the initial reaction die down a bit. Hopefully this will give them time to edit Jim Carrey out of the movie as well, although that might be asking a lot.