The internet has won. The release date of the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been pushed back to February 2020.
While normally the public doesn’t really know what causes these kinds of delays, this time the public caused this delay thanks to the barrage of complaints levied against the design of the titular hedgehog after the first trailer dropped in April.
People (many of them artists) immediately took to Twitter to send their condolences to the artists working on the design of Sonic in the live-action movie, who undoubtedly would have had to work grueling hours to finish in time for the film’s original release date of November.
With four extra months and the hashtag “#novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie,” Fowler and the studio seem to be acknowledging that this is no small feat and they want to give artists ample time to get it done without breaking their spirits.
Some people have already noted that a change has been made after noticing that Sonic’s arm in Fowler’s date announcement photo is wearing the signature white glove, which was absent in the trailer.
The internet is mostly celebrating its rare win, changing the course of history for the live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
Does this mean the internet will be even more insistent that movie studios, game developers, and TV writers will bend to their whims? Probably.
Does this mean that the internet will again? I hope not.