The odds of Sonic’s film having a sequel are slim, but not impossible for Paramount Pictures. According to director Jeff Fowler, there have been no official talks or plans for a second adventure by the popular blue hedgehog, although all the elements are in place to make it happen.
In an interview with USA Today, Fowler recounted his experience working on the film. Sonic, who had a difficult start that forced the studio to redesign the main character, performed modestly at the box office. With an $85 million budget, the Paramount film grossed $306 million worldwide, which is surprising considering it was destined to fail.
Still, Fowler took basic elements from the games of yesteryear, and with the help of Jim Carrey, managed to land a good adaptation. The director sums up his experience in the film as a “remarkable journey”. Sonic, like Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, are one of the few exceptions to the rule that video games don’t make good movies (and vice versa).
Sonic’s ending and Tails’ cameo opened the door to a possible sequel, although its director is still waiting for it.