Sonic the Hedgehog had a rocky 2019, with the movie dominating headlines for its frankly horrific CGI redesign of the blue blur. However, to Paramount’s credit score, they paid consideration to followers’ displeasure, reworked Sonic and delayed the pic just a few months. This was clearly the proper factor to do, too, because it’s made $306 million worldwide and boasts a formidable 93% viewers score on Rotten Tomatoes.
One of many few criticisms that followers had was that the movie virtually solely featured Sonic and Dr. Robotnik, and never any of the intensive supporting solid from the video games. However, proper on the finish got here a tease that extra was in retailer, with Sonic’s perennial sidekick Miles “Tails” Prower showing. He was solely on display for just a few seconds, however was nonetheless one of the common issues within the film.
Director Jeff Fowler spoke about viewers reactions to Tails in a current interview with SYFY Wire and hinted that he’ll play a giant half within the sequel:
“Of all of the screenings that I’d pop in for, seeing individuals’s response to Tails displaying up on the finish … nothing may have ready me! To see individuals reply and having these children simply shout on the display, and simply yell their little brains out. I simply by no means obtained sick of it. I simply beloved it. And the concept that we made this complete film, and we didn’t have a single scene of Sonic and Tails collectively. It’s unbelievable, nevertheless it is also so thrilling [for a sequel].”
However why cease at Tails relating to different Sonic the Hedgehog characters? We’ve already heard rumors about Knuckles the Echidna making an look and there’s additionally an unlimited vary of pleasant anthropomorphic animals simply ready to be dropped at the display. What about luminaries like Shadow the Hedgehog, Charmy the Bee, Vector the Crocodile, Rogue the Bat, Michael the Platypus or Bean the Dynamite?
If Sega and Paramount set their minds to it, we may even see a full-on Mobius Cinematic Universe. Although they might should work on that acronym.