Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Not a Fan of Character's Live-Action Redesign

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The live-action version of Sonic the Hedgehog has seemingly been leaked and fans have had a mixed reaction to it. And by mixed reaction, we mean "they really hate it," which has resulted in the image being subjected to memes. Unfortunately, the leak has been shown around the world and it reached a lot of people, including Sonic's creator Yuji Naka.

On Twitter (translated by Variety), Naka revealed that he was pretty disappointed in this design since it doesn't look that much like the original character. Naka even asked if this was meant to be a Sonic movie, which has to be the biggest insult since it's coming from the character's creator. While I think the design could have been worse, it could also be a lot better especially when you check out the CGI of Detective Pikachu.

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Interestingly enough, Naka thinks that the leak might have been intentional since there's a possibility that the studios want to gauge these reactions and make changes to the character. Some fans have even shown improved versions of this character design, which we're all hoping ends up being in the final product.

Honestly, it is nice seeing Naka be slightly more positive about this since he probably knows how business works. Sonic is one of the most popular video game characters in the world, after all, starring in a number of cartoons prior to his big movie appearance.

Sonic the Hedgehog comes out on November 8.

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Read: Our First Look at Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog