The internet exploded (mostly in anger) when the news broke of how Sonic the Hedgehog would look in his new movie. The masses were not the only ones in an uproar, as the man behind the original game let his voice be heard – and he was not too happy either.
The creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, had some choice words about the recently leaked images of how the blue blur would look in the upcoming movie.
Naka took to Twitter, where he wrote (in Japanese but translated into English for this post), “If a poor directorial choice becomes a hot topic, then it could continue to damage Sonic’s IP”. He also pondered whether or not this was actually real.
“Is this a ‘Sonic’ movie?”
Naka added he preferred to see Sonic wearing gloves, saying it was “shocking” that Sonic’s bare hands are white.
Naka had commented about the design earlier, and said the roundness of the original Sonic’s head and stomach are important to the design’s balanced feel.
“I feel that it is important to look at the whole body visual of Sonic and head, body, and stomach. Did you not get a little more balance?”
“Sonic The Hedgehog” arrives in US theaters on November 8, with Japan’s opening date yet to be announced.