We recently spoke about how Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been blown away by the new design as well as the most recent trailer. Now, it seems the Sonic movie director himself, Jeff Fowler, has issued a personal thank you to those who took to Twitter this week to express their delight.
Some of the comments people were leaving on social media were extremely positive and today, those compliments have been returned in kind. Fowler’s even said that it isn’t over yet, teasing that “there’s more to come.” It seems that Sonic the Hedgehog’s new design has brought the community together after a rocky start and now, the studio is thinking about giving us more.
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) November 13, 2019
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It doesn’t end there, though, as in what can only be described as the Twitter equivalent of a symbiotic relationship, fans have replied back to Fowler offering further thanks. It seems that this is exactly what everyone wanted, including the effects team responsible for bringing the Blue Blur to life.
Why WOULDN'T we be happy?
You and Hesse turned this from a Sonic 06 situation to a Sonic MANIA situation! It's a love letter with subtle references and callbacks that still does its own thing!
You saved Sonic from another decade of being a laughingstock! Thank you so much, sir!
— Ben Curtis (BC MEDIA) (@BCMediaPlayer) November 13, 2019
No, thank you, Jeff. You listened to the fans and you gave them what they wanted ( a really awesome looking Sonic.) I can't wait to see what you have in store for us Sonic fans. #SonicMovie ?? pic.twitter.com/y2G70OTGC6
— KatieGamer (@TheNerdyGenius) November 13, 2019
Even Sonic’s co-creators are impressed with how he looks, saying that he’s closer to their original incantation and adding that they’re “looking forward to the film.” Of course, all of this is great to see, as it would’ve been a shame to have the movie adaptation (twenty-eight years after Sonic first entered our lives) fall flat before its release.
— Sonic The Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) November 12, 2019
Fowler’s response to everyone’s reactions is a welcome change to how things were not that long ago and with February 14th fast approaching (get it?), it’s looking like fans are happy with the way things are going, finally.
We want to know what you guys think, though. Now that Sonic The Hedgehog has been given his overdue praises, are you looking forward to seeing the film? Sound off in the usual place down below.