Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog movie

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  1. DaddlerTheDalek

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    Why? Fans of the games want, and have wanted, to see this happen (in fact, a Sonic fan film was already made, and there's been three Sonic TV shows, as well as an appearance in Wreck-It Ralph by him briefly.) This is just the next step for him, besides TV shows and comic books.
     
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    Well... it's a little difficult to remember exactly what I was thinking when I posted that over three years ago, but I may have objected to the idea of a live action / animation hybrid production. I generally don't like those kinds of movies.

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  4. JD

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    I'm curious how they're going to approach Sonic and any other game characters in the movie. Are they going to be game characters brought into the real world, will they be from alternate universe, or is it just going to be a world where anthropomorphic animals are a normal thing?
     
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    Mobius already is. South Island is part of a chain of islands housing the anthro races (Sonic Chronicles), humans have a united global government, with Robotniks family going back past his grandfather producing all the energy breakthroughs that made their advanced civilisation possible (Sonic Adventure 2/Heroes).

    The two never really met until Gerald started abducting them to extract DNA for his experiments (Shadow the Hedgehog). When it got him jailed, and Ivo's sister Maria killed, it spurred Ivo to invade (Sonic 1, 2 etc) with humans turning a blind eye to it all.

    The anthros have visited other universes before, Sonic X the series was exactly that, they all end up in "our" world for about a year before going home.

    I don't know how much of that is going to make it into the movie.
     
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  7. JD

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    wow, I didn't realize there was that much of a backstory to the games. I haven't really played the games or watched the shows in ages.
     
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    That's the simplest part. Sonic '06 rebooted the entire series...only it didn't. Sonic Unleashed showed Eggman built an entire spacefleet, broke the planet apart, unleashed Dark Gaia, stole her energy. Sonic restored the planet, Eggman sent his fleet across the galaxy, found "Wisps" and polluted them with Gaia's energy to make Dark Wisps (Sonic Colours). The climax of that game has his mech fall into the exploding space station to create the Time Eater out of it all (Sonic Generations). It sends both Sonics across his entire life from 1991 to 2011 or 20 years of the franchise, or Sonic's life from his 12th to 20th birthdays (8 years in universe) too solve it, including...the Sonic 2006 future which should not exist since his human girlfriend no longer became the host to Iblis the Demon since that timeline collapsed itself.

    That game ends with Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic beating Robotnik and Eggman, leaving them both trapped in White Space to end the franchise.

    Then...they made Lost World, a Mario ripoff that ignored...everything and suddenly Wisps are back. That failed horribly so they created the entire Sonic Boom universe unrelated to anything prior from 2014-2017.

    It bombed hard. So they brought Christian Whitehead in from the Sonic Retro Hacking Commnity that make all the hacked games. He made Sonic 1, 2 and CD Remastered for IOS with them.

    He made Sonic Mania to tie in with Sonic Forces. In Mania, we follow up after Sonic 3 and Knuckles from 1994 where they find the Phantom Ruby, get bounced around a medley of the 16 and 32 bit games before Classic Sonic is sent to the future in Forces.

    Only...Tails says he's now the Sonic from "another dimension" so Forces, being a sequel 6 years later to Generations, is now in a new universe too.

    When he's sent back, we got the Sonic Mania Encore Mode DLC where Ray and Mighty (Sonic the Fighters 1993 Arcade) are now helping Sonic, Tails and Knuckles reclaim the Phantom Ruby, which renanimates the Hard boiled Heavies (the villains from Sonic Mania, leftovers from the Sky Sanctuary/Death Egg protection gang in Sonic and Knuckles) who you have to defeat again.

    This does *not* cover the extensive 3000-6000 year history of the anthros prior to all the games either.

    So think Trek's canon, on crack, with a lot more colour, cheesier dialogue and just...worse.
     
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  9. JD

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    Are the comics a separate continuity?
     
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    Fleetway (UK) and Archie (US) have two vastly different universes. They both got ditched this year for a new "official" IDW third universe.

    Fleetway here adapted up to Sonic Adventure from 1993 to 2001. It featured the Mobian Resistance travelling to defeat Robotnik through several major events not in the games. Including controversal sidelines where Amy got over Sonic, started hanging out with the rescued weapons developer genious behind the Death Egg, "Tekno" the Canary (cutting her hair short, going butch and had an implied relationship with her).

    Where Sonic and Super Sonic where separate beings split by a black cat Witch, Super Sonic near killing her, and with the help of "Omni-Viewer", the sentient goal post sign, trapping him in time for years.

    Ending with Sonic Adventure 1's backstory to Angel Island and Chaos being extended a lot more, Tikal being kept more to the past instead of a future spirit (in the game, she's 15 when she sacrifices herself to trap Chaos in the Master Emerald, splitting the 7 into 14 and leaving her soul and his in the Master Emerald for 3000 years.) and the death of long term character Johnny Lightfoot (rare to kill people outright in kids comics).

    Archie...we'd be here for weeks. I never read them, don't intend to.
     
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    I didn't realize there were different comics in the US and UK. I read a few of the Archie comics back in the Genesis era, when I was really into Sonic. My only experience with the franchise after that was a tiny bit of both Adventure 1 and 2, but I do plan on checking out Mania and the IDW comics in the near future. I had been trying to find a good jumping on point for the Archie comics for a while, but once they announced they were moving over to IDW and rebooting things, I decided to just start there.
     
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    I got the Mega Drive/Sonic 1 bundle in 1991 when it came out and haven't missed much since. It's been crazy, be glad you haven't been in the Sonic fandom online, it's more rabid than most of this place.
     
  13. JD

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    That's a scary thought.
     
  14. DaddlerTheDalek

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    Ben Schwartz Has Been Cast As Sonic The Hedgehog

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    Damn, I was really hoping Jaleel White would come back. I'm not familiar with Ben Scwartz.
     
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    Adam Pally, Neal McDonough Join Cast of Sonic the Hedgehog



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