Sonic 2 Director Open to Making a Smash Bros Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has barely just premiered in theaters, but the numbers are in for the movie's Thursday previews and things are looking very good for Mr. Needlemouse himself (fun fact: that was seriously the original name for Sonic the Hedgehog). The movie raked in $6.3 million on Thursday - easily lapping the new Michael Bay thriller, Ambulance, that released on the same day. This very writer saw the movie yesterday, and I can safely say that it might be the greatest video game movie ever made. Which isn't even saying a lot. But it's good!
Super Smash Bros. Is Begging For a Movie Adaptation
With the success for this Sonic sequel all but in the bag, the film's director, Jeff Fowler, is making the press rounds - which seem to be a victory lap at this point - and he's been getting asked one very specific, very interesting question: would he ever want to cross over the Sonic universe with the Nintendo universe and direct a Super Smash Bros. movie?

Speaking to Comicbook.com, Fowler had this to say:

"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...Getting Mario and Sonic in the ring, I mean everyone would be kinda dying for that, right? That's just classic."

Fowler, however, acknowledged during the interview that the logistics of securing the rights to all of the characters featured in the popular Nintendo platform fighter would be...challenging to say the least. The game features dozens of characters - many from different game studios and even some on loan from companies not affiliated with Nintendo - namely SEGA.

But who knows? It's been done before. The older of us might remember a little film from 1988 called 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" that put Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse on screen together for the first time in history.

The idea of a crossover movie would make a lot of sense as well considering that Mario - the ipso facto leader of the Smash Bros. crew - is getting his own movie later in 2022. The Mario movie is being produced by Illumination Studios (creators of the Despicable Me franchise) starring Chris Pratt as the titular Italian plumber. Perhaps the video game world needs its own Marvel Cinematic Universe type situation?
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