Sonic The Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler recently revealed that Super Sonic was almost in the film.
Everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog has taken over the world! The film has been praised for featuring numerous references to the Sonic video-game while also creating its own mythos. Now that Sonic The Hedgehog has been released, director Jeff Fowler discussed the early stages of bringing the character to the big screen. In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, the director revealed that fan-favorite Super Sonic almost appeared in the film.
“It didn’t make sense to obviously bring in the Super Sonic thing just yet. I mean, there were very early versions of the script and the outlines where… because we knew that’s something that’s very important in the fan mythology, or the mythology that fans love. And Chaos Emeralds are definitely a huge part, even going back to the first game in ’91, and it was definitely something that we were kind of trying to see. Like, “Does it make sense to include one of these?” But again, just going back to what I said about the simplicity of it and just for the sake of just really starting from the simplest version and not trying to do too much, it just felt like, “Let’s just… let’s do the origins as Sonic and Robotnik and try to nail those characters before we potentially would open it up to some of these elements from the games that fans know and love.'”
Director Jeff Fowler is certainly coming from a practical perspective when it came to letting the classic character go. As amazing as it would have been to see the character on the big screen, it would have been a travesty to not do the character justice. There were tons of characters omitted from the film such as Knuckles. However, now that the video-game film is a success, a sequel is surely on the horizon!
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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 in theaters.