Sonic the Hedgehog Mid-Credits Scene Teases an Exciting Future for the Sequel


SPOILERS AHEAD for Sonic the Hedgehog!

At the conclusion of Sonic the Hedgehog, our furry blue hero has won out the day—he’s got permanent new digs living with Tom and Maddie, and Doctor Robotnik has been exiled to the mushroom planet (which may or may not be a playful dig at Mario’s typical stomping grounds). But, as two mid-credits scene reveal, this is likely not the end of Sonic’s adventures.

The first probably-not-a-surprise is that Robotnik is alive and well, and clearly planning his escape. The delightful piece of this is that audiences get treated to Jim Carrey with a shaved head and a mustache that would make a walrus blush as he fully adopts the visual cues of his infamous videogame counterpart with fantastic accuracy. Yes, he looks goofy, but in that good way that signals the filmmakers wanted to dress up Carrey in a ridiculous manner but also honor the iconic design. This means that future Sonic movies will likely continue to embrace the cartoony nature of the series with modernization.

But wait, there’s more!

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The second scene shows a portal ring opening up and a very familiar character literally flying through—Tails! Known also by his full name, Miles Prowler, Tails has been Sonic’s buddy ever since the 2nd game debuted in 1992 on Sega Genesis, and has appeared in most titles since. Here, he’s voiced by the great Colleen Villard (who has provided his vocals consistently in media since 2014) and Tails exclaims as he appears that he has to find Sonic and uses his double-tail helicopter to zoom into Green Hills.

The pitch-perfect Robotnik costume and makeup coupled with the introduction of Tails portend great things for a sequel. First, it means more Carrey hilarity which is certainly a great thing. Second, the action in Sonic the Hedgehog had some pretty fantastic choreography—adding a vertical element to the next outing with Tails’ flight powers will make things more interesting. And finally, Sonic has a rich, wide universe which Fowler seems intent on exploring further. All positive signs that a sequel is already being crafted with care.

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