James Marsden says Sonic the Hedgehog's movie success "feels great," is "very proud" the team listened to fan feedback

It turned out alright, didn't it

James Marsden plays the lead (human) role in Sonic the Hedgehog, and he does a fine job with it. Seems like Marsden had plenty of fun with the project, and he's more than happy it found success. He talks about the film's reception in an interview with Comicbook.com.

It feels great. It feels good, because this is what you'd always hoped for when you step foot into the project, and I thought we had a good script and a great cast and an excellent director and a good team. It was a rocky road getting through it. I think we liked the movie we were making, but it got to the point where we needed to pay attention to what the fans wanted. I'm very proud and happy that we did it, and it paid off. I think we came out right at the right time before the world changed, and we were a nice dose of like, "Oh, I remember how movies can be fun and family movies can be just as entertaining as anything." We got lucky, and also, on top of that, I feel like we just made a good product and I'm super proud of it.

Categories: Interviews
Tags: sega, sonic


It's nice when creators are rewarded for listening to fans. Not all fans should be catered to, of course. In the case of video games, not everything that makes a good game would make for a good movie. There should be a balance. But lately a lot of creators have adopted an adversarial relationship with the fandom. Never ever look down on the people who you should be trying to win over.


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