John Mathieson, the Director of Photography for Detective Pikachu, does not mince words when it comes to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Mathieson is obviously very happy he wasn't part of the Sonic project, as you'll see in his statement below.
“Funny enough, I was offered [Sonic the Hedgehog] and after watching the trailer I thought I’m so glad we don’t look like that. If all we’re talking about is how these two films look, our film is better than Sonic the Hedgehog and I’m sorry, I don’t care who I upset by saying that, but I think it looks better.
There’s no reason why you can’t shoot a film like [Detective Pikachu] or Sonic the Hedgehog on film. If you had, [Sonic the Hedgehog] would look more realistic. I look at Sonic the Hedgehog and I just go ‘yeah whatever.’"
As mentioned yesterday, all hope might not be lost for the Sonic movie. The film's director has stated that changes are coming, but who knows when we'll end up seeing the revamped look.