It looks like there might be some surprises in store for us in the upcoming second entry of the newly established Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. While the first film had a more grounded story, director Jeff Fowler is excited to explore “some of the iconic imagery” that they missed out on. The best part, he also teased that there might be a surprise appearance we can expect in the upcoming second entry.
I think it’s teased in this film, and I can’t say more than that. The character is teased. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but that definitely is something I’d be very excited about telling a story with.Jeff Fowler
It’s an interesting tease, but you shouldn’t expect the film’s to closely follow the structure from the original games. We’ve already seen them switch things up with the fact that Idris Elba‘s Knuckles is joining Sonic and Tails even though he doesn’t appear until the third entry. Plus, we also got the tease of the Labyrinth Zone in trailers which was part of the first game.
It’s not always going to be a linear progression of like ‘Oh, this was in Sonic 2 so it’s going to be in the Sonic 2 film’. It’s going to be a little bit of a cherry picking, a little bit of a melting pot. There’s so much great, inspiring imagery to pull from the 30 years of games. So if we didn’t get it in one film, there’s always the chance that we’ll revisit it somewhere else.Jeff Fowler
Some set photos teased the involvement of GUN, who were introduced in Sonic Adventure 2. We’ve seen it with Marvel that mixing up storylines and adapting however this new universe requires is becoming the norm in adaptation. Plus, it allows projects to surprise even veteran fans of the franchise. So, while some might expect Sonic CD‘s Metal Sonic, but the logo for the already confirmed third entry could tease more exploration of the Adventure franchise. We’ll see what the future has in store, especially with it potentially setting up a Knuckles-focused spinoff heading to Paramount+.