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Sonic Movie Director Wants To Make This Video Game Crossover

"Sonic the Hedgehog 2" is out now, and it's an absolute blast. There's a lot to love about the blue blur's latest silver screen appearance. Particularly, the actors behind the fluffy bunch of stars gave some incredible performances, including Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Idris Elba as Knuckles, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik – possibly for the last time.

As if a major film wasn't enough, Sonic has plenty of other projects in the works. There's his set of strangely fuzzy Xbox controllers, his first-ever open-world game in development, a recent remake of "Sonic Colors," and a third entry in the series of "Sonic the Hedgehog" films is already confirmed in addition to a live action TV show.

Even with all the Sonic developments, fans are still hoping for more of their favorite hedgehog, especially given the character's history of thrilling crossovers. Sonic has made appearances in a "Zelda" DLC and even 2022's hottest game "Elden Ring." The sky's the limit with Sonic, and even the director of his latest film is on board for some ambitious ideas of what could come next. Namely, he's intrigued by what would be a truly iconic crossover that brings some of gaming's biggest characters together for a film.

Super Smash Bros. and Sonic Would Be Movie Magic

"Sonic the Hedgehog 2" director Jeff Fowler shared some exciting thoughts with ComicBook in an interview when asked if Sonic could ever be part of a "Super Smash Bros." film adaptation. Like many eager fans who can't get enough of Sonic, Fowler thought the idea of a movie collab would definitely be a hit, albeit hard to pull off. In Fowler's words, "Nothing would make me happier than to just throw all the characters into a battle royale and do a big Smash Bros. thing. That would probably require some work from the lawyers before that could happen."

As Fowler commented, big collaborations like this one couldn't happen overnight. Sega and Nintendo would have to do quite a bit of legwork to bring such a large-scale movie to fruition, but given all that Mario, Sonic, and friends have done in film, gaming, and beyond, anything is possible.

The more Fowler thought about the Sonic and "Super Smash Bros." film crossover, the more excited he got. As he shared, "Getting Mario and Sonic in the ring, I mean everyone would be kinda dying for that, right? That's just classic." In the meantime, fans have plenty of Sonic content to enjoy, including some Easter eggs from "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" that only adults will notice.