‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Director Wants A Cinematic Universe For The Speedster

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Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler has said that he would like to see the iconic video game character get his own cinematic universe.

Sonic the Hedgehog has been the only real film success story of 2020. The film was released before the coronavirus situation fully hit the United States and caught audiences off guard. The film currently holds a 64% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and became of the highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time, earning well over $300M worldwide. While a sequel has not been officially announced, Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler wants to expand the film beyond a single followup.

While speaking to USA Today, the Sonic director talked about how happy it would make him to make another Sonic film and how they would love to expand it even further:

“(But) nothing would bring me more happiness than getting another shot with these characters and to tell more stories. We’d love to do more with the Sonic cinematic universe.”

What do you all make of Jeff Fowler’s comments? Would you like to see Sonic the Hedgehog expand into a full cinematic universe? What did you think of the film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog:

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.

Directed by Jeff Fowler from a script written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel, the film features the voice talent of Ben Schwartz as the titular character and stars James Marsden as sheriff Tom Wachowski, Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Neal McDonough as US Army Major Bennington, Tika Sumpter as Mrs. Wachowski, Lee Majdoub as Stone, and Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl. Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, Debs Howard, and Elfina Luk also star.

Sonic the Hedgehog is currently available on digital formats and will be available on home media on May 19th. Be sure to stay tuned for all the latest news on Sonic the Hedgehog and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great content!

Source: USA Today


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