Sonic the Hedgehog’s creator Yuji Naka took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his disappointment in the leaked promotional design of Sonic in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. He clearly isn’t happy with the look of the iconic video game character and retweeted this reworked image by a concept artist for Tsume Art. Here’s what Mr. Naka had to say about the design of Sonic from the movie.
“If a poor directorial choice becomes a hot topic, then it could continue to damage Sonic’s IP,” Naka wrote. He added that the images could be fanmade and he’d like to see Sonic wearing gloves. Naka found it “shocking” that Sonic’s bare hands are white.