(Pocket-lint) - When the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer appeared in May, there was an almighty backlash. The internet went bonkers over aspects of the lead, animated character.
Game fans and the Twittersphere went crazy over the Sega character's big screen design - not least his creepy human teeth.
That lead to the director of the film, Jeff Fowler, subsequently tweeting that the animation team would completely redesign the character before the movie is released. And, he has remained true to his word.
Multiple leaked images - also released on Twitter by @TailsChannel - now show a much better Sonic, who looks more like the game character. Without scary human teeth.
#SonicMovie rumour: Multiple images featuring an alleged redesigned Sonic has surfaced online. This is a RUMOUR! We are working to confirm its authenticity. (h/t BestInTheGalaxy) pic.twitter.com/ZFLqBcANM5— Tails' Channel | Sonic the Hedgehog News & Updates (@TailsChannel) October 14, 2019
You still get Jim Carrey playing Dr Robotnik in the style of Ace Ventura, but our favourite blue, spiky Erinaceidae seems to be back to his non-scary best.
Hopefully, there will be a new trailer out soon, although the film has been put back to a Valentine's Day, 14 February 2020 release - from an originally proposed November slot.
You have to admire a director actually listening to the fans though, and doing something to his film in response. Shame we can't get Justin Kurzel to retrospectively reshoot almost the entire Assassin's Creed movie.