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Jim Carrey comments on fans hating Sonic's movie design

You might be well aware by now that there's a Sonic the Hedgehog movie being made. You might've even heard that some of the blue hedgehog's fans weren't happy with the way he looked in early footage. Sonic's design is being changed in response. According to Dr. Robotnik actor Jim Carrey, however, that movement might not have been all that legit.

GameSpot reports that Carrey had a few things to say about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie while presenting at the Television Critics Association. In particular, he discussed Sonic's look in the movie and how fans reacted to it.

"I don't know how quite how I feel about the audience being in on the creation of it," Carrey said. "We'll see what that entails because sometimes you find that the collective consciousness decides it wants something and then when it gets it, 'I just wanted it, I didn't care about it. I just jumped on the bandwagon.' Ownership of anything is going out the window for all of us."

It seems Carrey believes a lot of the backlash surrounding Sonic's design might have just been a bunch of people joining in on the pileup, without really caring one way or the other how the character looked. That's often a fear with a lot of online controversies that bubble up; that sometimes, people see a mob and without feeling that strongly about the subject matter, pick up their pitchforks and join the crowd.

On the other side, though, the creators of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie were well within their rights to keep the old design. And one could argue that, if the reaction to the character's look was overblown, those who wanted to see Sonic the Hedgehog would have gone anyway, and those who didn't actually care about the design were never going to watch in the first place.

Nonetheless, Sonic is getting a whole new look, which we've yet to see just yet. We'll have to check back in and see how Carrey feels about the updated design. But we might not know that until the movie officially comes out.

Sonic the Hedgehog hits theaters on Feb. 14, 2020.