sonic the Hedgehog 2 director Jeff Fowler is considering a Super Smash Bros† crossing. in the future.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 director Jeff Fowler is considering making a Super Smash Bros. crossover. in the future. The crossover fighting game franchise, published by Nintendo, has been the talk of the fighting game community for the past two decades since the original title was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999, bringing together various studio characters to fight each other. Unlike regular games of this genre, in Super Smash Bros. games players fight each other to either increase their knockout point damage or push their opponents off the stage.
Currently, the Super Smash Bros. franchise consists of five parts, the latest of which is Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, which received critical acclaim for further developing game mechanics and visual effects and became the best-selling fighting game of all time. , has sold more than 25 million copies as of June 2021. As the franchise has expanded to various consoles, several characters from non-Nintendo franchises have also appeared in the games, including Sonic the Hedgehog from SEGA, Capcom’s Street Fighter, Square Enix’ Final. Fantasy and Metal Gear from Konami. Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to dominate the fighting game genre on consoles, some are hoping to see its release on the big screen.
Speaking to ComicBook.com about the sequel’s release, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 director Jeff Fowler spoke about the possibility of a crossover of the Super Smash Bros. movie. The director noted that it will take some tough discussions between the studios to bring the fighter to life on the big screen, but he hopes it can be done. Check out what Fowler shared below:
“Nothing would make me happier than throwing all the characters into battle royale and doing the big Smash Bros. thing. This will probably take some work on the part of the lawyers before it can happen. I mean Mario and Sonic in the ring everyone would die for that, right? It’s just a classic.”
As Fowler points out, for the incarnation of the movie Super Smash Bros. requires active legal cooperation between different film and game studios in life. Paramount Pictures currently owns the rights to the Sonic the Hedgehog movies, which have begun to create their own franchise, as the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Echidna Knuckles series are already in development prior to the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, while Universal Pictures behind the upcoming release. Animated film Super Mario Bros. Additionally, rights to the Street Fighter franchise have changed hands for several film adaptations, while Sony has distributed nearly every Final Fantasy adaptation and is behind the highly anticipated film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid starring Oscar Isaac. and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Despite the various obstacles such a crossover can create, the possibility of a Super Smash Bros. movie is probably not ruled out. If Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” franchise continues to be as successful financially as the critics, and Universal’s “Super Mario Bros.” overshadowing its poorly received first adaptation, studios may show some interest in exploring the possibility of their clash on the big screen with the help of fans advocating it. Meanwhile, viewers can already watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in theaters.