The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has seen a number of changes throughout its production – most notably the design of the blue blur himself. But don’t let that make you think that the film’s post-credit scene was a last-minute addition – Jeff Fowler has revealed in a recent interview that that scene was always intended to be included.
[Warning: Spoilers Within]
In comments that seem to firm up suggestions that Paramount intends to produce follow-up sequel(s) to Sonic the Hedgehog, Fowler said that the inclusion of Miles ‘Tails’ Prower at the very end of the movie was intended to ‘tease’ a number of characters from Sonic’s own universe. “We’re gonna get to them,” Fowler revealed.
Explaining the thinking behind showing off Tails when a sequel to Sonic hasn’t yet been confirmed, the director told Yahoo! Movies, “There are so many characters in the Sonic universe and fans were asking about a lot of them throughout the whole process of the film.
“[The post-credits scene] was planned very early on that we really wanted to allude to and tease some of these other characters that fans love, just to say: “Hey guys, we love these characters and we know you love them. We’re gonna get to them.”
“We wanted to just acknowledge how popular they are and give fans some hope that they’re coming. If we get the opportunity to tell more stories, we absolutely have a place in the movie world for some of these characters that fans know and love.”
If you’ve been living under a rock, you won’t yet know that the Sonic movie – considered to be a potential stinker at the box office as recently as a year ago – not only turned out to be good, but also the most successful video-game adaptation in Hollywood. It’s made stupid amounts of money – making a sequel a sure thing at this point. But Fowler remains coy about the prospect.
“[There’s] nothing official [about a sequel], unfortunately, but nothing would make me happier than getting an opportunity to tell more stories with these characters,” the director said. “So, fingers crossed.”
Fingers crossed, indeed!