Reshoots have become a staple for the industry, especially as high-budget productions are becoming more and more complex. Yet, it seems that the upcoming release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 managed to go off with a strong start and didn’t really have to rely on any extensive reshoots. In an interview with Collider, director Jeff Fowler revealed that they pretty much only made some minor adjustments but “didn’t really have any reshoots” on the high-budget production. His full quote is as follows:
I am actually very proud to say that we really, aside from some minor adjustments here or there, we didn’t really have any reshoots on the film. It was just, [that] we had a really strong story from the start. And a lot of it was really just about trying to tighten it up as much as possible, make sure all of the messaging, all of the emotional stuff was clear and was really landing.Jeff Fowler
It’s quite impressive considering how many moving parts and involved parties these projects have. He does hint that they’ve made some adjustments, but it seems those may have been done in their CG work, especially as they don’t require the live-action cast to focus on the sequences that only include Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. Still, not tackling any reshoots is a curious decision, as it helps tighten the script and some moments that might not hit as well. But, it’s also great to see a creative team that just believes in their vision and that the producers let them bring the initial vision to life.