Via Kotaku, after the release of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer earlier this week and subsequent outrage from fans of Sonic’s design, Sonic director Jeff Fowler has responded on Twitter that Sonic will be redesigned.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019
What that will mean and the eventual outcome is unknown, but a LOT of the animation will have to be redone for the entire movie. Some more artistic fans have already offered their own suggestions, and hopefully, Sonic will look more like his usual cool self.