So...Big the Cat next?
The first and second Sonic the Hedgehog films pretty much follow characters and plot points found in the first two Sonic games. While the films might be following along with the game order for now, don’t expect that to always be the case.
In an interview with IGN, Director Jeff Fowler hinted that future movie installments may jump around in the game timeline.
“It’s not always going to be a linear progression of like ‘Oh, this was in Sonic 2 so it’s going to be in the Sonic 2 film’. It’s going to be a little bit of a cherry picking, a little bit of a melting pot. There’s so much great, inspiring imagery to pull from the 30 years of games. So if we didn’t get it in one film, there’s always the chance that we’ll revisit it somewhere else.”
If the movies are going to stop following the game order, how will we know what’s coming next? Fowler says the breadcrumbs are there.
“I think it’s teased in this film, and I can’t say more than that. The character is teased. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but that definitely is something I’d be very excited about telling a story with. It’s also exciting for the fans to not know what’s going to come in where, rather than just knowing we’re going down a checklist from A to B to C to D.”