Speaking at the Television Critics Association during the press tour for comedy series Kidding, Jim Carrey gave a rather frank opinion of the ongoing work to redesign the look of the Sonic the Hedgehog film adaptation’s main character. That same design was rather hated by fans who thought the original version of the iconic blue blaze was just bad.
Here’s what Jim Carrey had to say:
“It’s an interesting thing. You just become their Frankenstein monster at some point, right? But I don’t know. I don’t know quite how I feel about the audience being in on the creation of it while it’s happening. So we’ll have to see what that entails, because sometimes you find that the collective consciousness decides it wants something, and then when it gets it, it goes, “Okay. I just wanted it. I didn’t care about it. I just jumped on the bandwagon,” or whatever. But I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
All this is a long-winded way of saying that Carrey isn’t necessarily excited about the method that the whole redesign happened. And with the film having been delayed, it’s pretty rough that some people aren’t fully into the changes. We’ll have to wait to see how it all turns out when the movie debuts on February 14 2020.
On the other side of reactions, there was some positive buzz about the film and the rework. Ben Schwartz, who voices Sonic within the film itself, spoke positively of the whole thing while talking on a Comic Con livestream with IGN, and he said this:
“The way it seems to be going, I think people are going to be really excited. It’s incredible to me that the fans spoke, and the people at Paramount, Jeff Fowler, our producers all listened and said ‘hey, you know, we can do this.’ So something special is coming.”