The new and improved Sonic is here in the new trailer for Sonic and it’s so much better than the first one we got.

I’ve got to say, I think the hate for the first design of the movie Sonic got out of hand. I wasn’t a fan, but I think they were pretty unlucky to have just come after Detective Pikachu, with how much everyone loved that little guy.

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It seemed pretty obvious that hardly anyone was going to like Sonic’s new look, so it was a weird choice for Paramount to decide on that one in the first place.

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The Twitter response was pretty damning, condemning the blue hedgehog for his small feet, small, gloveless hands, separate eyes and weirdly muscular and proportioned body.

With that, in a fairly shocking move, Jeff Fowler, the director, tweeted that the studio vowed to redesign Sonic to please the fans…

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This was generally pretty good news for fans, but a few people accused Paramount of doing this for somewhat nefarious reasons…

Their thoughts were that Sonic was purposely designed badly in order to open up a public discussion – one much bigger than if he had a fan-pleasing design – which acts as a more or less free advert for the film.

Nonetheless, the redesign went ahead and for the first official time, we get to have a look. It’s way better…

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Fans are a lot happier…

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I’m just not a fan of how possessive and weird nerds get.

Images via Paramount