To say that the Sonic The Hedgehog movie was a success in theaters is a bit of an understatement. Not the least of which is because it had the biggest opening in video game movie history, and has already passed $200 million dollars at the box office. Then again, fans of the movies build-up know that the movie almost bombed terribly because of the look of Sonic himself.
The first “version” of the model that was shown in the original trailer had fans gasping in literal horror at the “version” of Sonic The Hedgehog that they were witnessing. Which led to a massive overall of the look (that got approved by fans) before the movie was released. Depending on who you talk to, the movie was either cheesy as all get out, or the perfect translation of Sonic to the big screen. But, most fans agree that there was a lack of Sonic characters in the film.
One of them, Miles “Tails” Prower actually did arrive on the scene via the second mid-credits sequence. But in terms of the hot-headed Knuckles the Enchinda, not so much. Director Jeff Fowler spoke with ComicBook.com and revealed a very basic reason why Knuckles wasn’t in the movie.
According to him, he wanted the movie to be like the very first Sonic The Hedgehog game, which didn’t have Knuckles or Tails, but rather, just Sonic and Robotnik. He wanted to build upon the history and legacy of these characters and introduce them to the world via the movie before diving head-long into the lore.
To that end, and given the reveal of Tails at back of the movie, it’s fair to say that the sequel (which is more than likely given its box office total so far) will feature much more of Sonic lore, and fans should be excited for that.