Sonic Movie Date
Image: Twitter

After ongoing backlash from fans, last week it was revealed the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie had been delayed. The director Jeff Fowler made this announcement over on Twitter with the above image, showing Sonic's gloved hand holding up a sign, with the movie's new release date and a classic logo below it. Compared to what we saw in the recent trailer, the artwork on display here appeared to be a step in the right direction.

So, who is responsible for the makeover? There's a rumour it might be Tyson Hesse, after fans started comparing his existing art to the above image. If you're not familiar with the name, Hesse is the talented individual who worked on the cutscenes in Sonic Mania, the Sonic Archie Comics line and was also the director of the animated series, Sonic Mania Adventures.

Sonic The Hedgehog
Image: Tyson Hesse

The comparisons, of course, led to Sonic fans asking Hesse on social media if he was responsible for the art in Fowler's announcement. Instead of providing a definitive answer, he simply tweeted the following image:

As GoNintendo explains, it's a scene from the original Iron Man movie, where Tony Stark reveals his true identity to the world. If Hesse is involved in Sonic's movie makeover, we're in safe hands.

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