UPDATE: We did it everyone! Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel has officially been greenlit!
The Sonic The Hedgehog movie quickly became a hit this February, racing towards a box office of over 200 million with a budget of approximately 95 million. With the success it’s found, it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing a sequel to the Sonic movie, one that is likely to expand on the world of Sonic and introduce more of the Hedgehog’s buddies from the games. Here are the characters fans can assume to see in Sonic The Hedgehog 2, and the likeliness of each one:
TAILS – Likeliness: Almost Certain
Just like how Sonic 2 on the Sega Genesis introduced the world to Tails, so too will the movie. Based on Sonic The Hedgehog’s post credits scene, there’s no doubt in our minds that Tails will be in the sequel film.
DR. ROBOTNIK – Likeliness: Almost Certain
Will Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik be back in Sonic The Hedgehog 2? He is a huge Hollywood superstar after all, and no one knows the nature of his contract or whether he’ll want to come back to the role. However, you don’t just set up a villain to then never return: Carrey’s bald and mustachio’d Robotnik is down but not out at the end of Sonic 1, and we don’t expect him to throw in the towel. Expect to see Robotnik return for revenge.
KNUCKLES – Likeliness: Very Likely
Observant Sonic fans will probably have noted a similarity between the creatures chasing Sonic at the beginning of the movie and everyone’s favorite echidna. While it’s not confirmed that those hunters were the Echidnas, it seems like as good a tease as any.
METAL SONIC – Likeliness: Possible
If we’re following the video games as a blueprint, Metal Sonic has a chance of being in the Sonic movie sequel as Dr. Robotnik’s secret weapon. In the first movie, the doctor utilized the power in Sonic’s hair to create his own super fast machine; this almost felt like a nod to Metal Sonic. If you recall Robotnik’s final scene in the film, he still had Sonic’s hair in a vile, so his second attempt at a Sonic-powered machine just may be Metal Sonic.
SHADOW – Likeliness: Unlikely But Possible
Will Shadow be in the Sonic movie sequel? This is an interesting one. If we again use the games as a blueprint, Shadow didn’t appear in Sonic lore until about 10 years into the franchise; in other words, there’s a ton of ground to cover and villains to face before the Edgehog makes his debut.
AMY ROSE – Likeliness: Unlikely But Possible
Will Sonic’s biggest fan Amy be in the Sonic Movie sequel? Frankly, this one is anyone’s guess. Ultimately there has been no indication that there are other Hedgehog characters out there. If you believe the Tails tease at the end of the first film was meant to suggest the sequel will have more CG characters then it’s possible, but it could just be Tails we see.
SUPER SONIC – Likeliness: Very Possible
If Sonic returns to his world in the second movie, there’s a chance we’ll see the Chaos Emeralds. And if we see the Chaos Emeralds, Super Sonic can’t be far behind. Sonic’s last minute power-up in the first movie’s finale almost felt like a nod to Super Sonic, and if the filmmakers want to up the ante in the sequel, Sonic will need a new transformation (this is what we call the Dragon Ball problem).
Who do you think we’ll see in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel? Let us know your favorite picks in the comments!