Based on the trailers we've seen so far, the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie is all about the blue blur. The only other characters we've really seen featured so far are the human ones. This includes a sheriff played by James Marsden and the evil villain Dr. Robotnik who is played by Jim Carrey.
According to the Twitter account Sonic Paradise and further confirmation from Tails' Channel, there might actually be other characters in the movie, more like the anthropomorphic hedgehog. This information comes from the Paramount Spain Twitter account, which has supposedly lifted the lid on a rumoured owl character named Longclaw.
Tails' Channel followed this up by stating it could "independently confirm the name and existence" of the new character.
So, who is Longclaw and what does it look like? It's believed to be a minor character. Some diehard Sonic fans think it might be the son or a younger version of Old Man Owl – an owl who appeared in the 1996 Sonic the Hedgehog animated movie (see above). And then, there is the possibility it's an entirely new character.
Of course, it's probably best to consider this as some enthusiastic fan speculation until we get a proper confirmation.
That's... Interesting, I'd watch the movie regardless though. I already promised myself that I'd support the movie since they actually took fan feedback to heart and changed up the movie a bit for the better.
Wish other companies did that.
Hmmm... well, if you looked closely in the background of that JP Sonic trailer, when Sonic was at some treehouse, there did seem to be other characters.
Supposedly ( SPOILERS AHEAD, TURN BACK NOW ) this Longclaw raises Sonic until he's killed by... something... forcing Sonic to flee to Earth.
Supposedly. (When's that next trailer dropping, anyway?)
@Alpha-2002 How do you know this?
@Entrr_username Leaks online. Will find later, hang tight!
If they had to include other Sonic like characters, why not Tails or Knuckles?
When I heard about this news, that old owl actually came to mind. I have the old Sonic OVA on VHS, despite not owning a VCR anymore, I still kept the tape because of the memories.
New characters are always appreciated. Im still confused as to why its not tails but maybe he is a father figure for when sonic is a kid, and other characters will still appear. At least it focuses on a small cast of characters allowing for a better story focus
I assume that none of Sonic friends are in this, because they listened to complaints from 15 years ago that Sonic had too many friends?
At this pace Sonic Team will release a new Sonic Adventure in 2033 once the generation that grew up with Boom and Generations want Sonic back to being self-referential and will want a return to the Boost style.
I don’t know how this will work as the trailer makes it sound as if his only friend will be the sheriff.
As of currently, I'm of the opinion I'll give this film a shot, though I might not see it in theaters, due to theaters being so expensive.
The fact they changed the visual of Sonic is cool, but I'm not entirely convinced about the studio that made those changes getting shut down; Yes, it was not Paramount's legal obligation to save it, but they could have at least made a good faith gesture with a small sum of money.
Not Tails ? Scandalous.
Can we maybe get for once some Sega-related news that does not have something to do with Sonic? We do not have to know every tiny bit of unimportant news form this blue hedgehog. Ooh... an owl will appear in the Sonic movie..., ooh... Sonic now has a baby form...
Sega gave up being important when they stopped publishing Bayonetta and let Nintendo take over
Sega still owns the IP, right? If this is the case, then it really shows how less they care for their IPs. At least the ones that are successful in the west, like Bayonetta.
So PlatinumGames be damned?
WHY COULDN'T IT BE TAILS!?
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