Well I wasn’t expecting to see this today… Sony Pictures have registered 3 Sonic the Hedgehog movie domains.
None of the below sites are live, however according to the site ownership details, they were all registered by Sony Pictures on Tuesday 3rd December 2013:
Now, there have been a few hoaxes regarding trademark registrations lately, so we at TSS did a little bit of digging. Here are the registration details for another Sony Pictures movie called Austenland. If you compare the details between that movie and these Sonic registrations, the details are virtually identical aside from the timestamp of the registration and obviously, Sonic’s name.
At Sonic Boom 2013, Iizuka did hint that Sonic would see a big screen debut some day since pitches for a Sonic movie were not unusual. But before we all get too excited, this doesn’t mean a Sonic movie is definitely coming, it might however mean that talks have started and this is a pre-emptive thing to protect the domain.
We’ll keep watching this one and keep you updated when we get more information.