“Sonic 2” was released this Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in French theaters. Like many contemporary blockbusters, “Sonic 2” also includes a post-credits scene, which will delight fans of the little blue hedgehog.
sonic 2: the hedgehog is back
In 2020, Paramount unveils its first film adaptation of Sonic. Soberly titled sonic the movie, the artwork is made by Jeff Fowler, who signs here his first feature film behind the camera. He had previously worked as a special effects director on Max and the Wild Things. Particularly worn by James Marsden and Jim Carrey, sonic had a good place at the box office in the year 2020, clouded by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recurring closing of cinemas. With its $319 million in revenue (for a budget of 85 million), sonic is the 6th highest-grossing film that year.
Inevitably, on the strength of this success, Paramount has embarked on the production of a sequel. Since Wednesday, March 30, 2022, fans of the blue hedgehog can thus discover sonic 2. James Marsden and Jim Carrey are back, while Sonic crosses paths with other characters from the world of video games like Tails and Knuckles.
We decipher the post-generic scene
Like many modern blockbusters, sonic 2 gratifies its audience with a post-credits scene. Marvel Studios has spread this practice, which takes shape in virtually every Hollywood license. Obviously, the rest of this article will contain spoilers for viewers who have not yet seen the film. At the end of the story, as Sonic and his friends have defeated Dr. Robotnik, a new character very famous among gamers appears in the post-credits sequence.
Indeed, after the credits, an additional sequence takes place on the battlefield. An army commander points out that Robotnik’s body has not been found which obviously leaves suggest his return to sonic 3. Then, a young soldier then evokes the start of a top-secret project several decades ago. She claims that this mysterious project has just been activated. Its commander immediately understands what it is, and states the name of the project: Shadow. Then the camera goes away and then reveals the famous Shadow in flesh and bone.
Who is Shadow?
Shadow, whose design strongly resembles that of Sonic, has a black and red coat. He appears for the first time in the game Sonic Adventure 2 as Sonic’s nemesis. This character has a rather violent and solitary character. But like most characters from the universe of Sonic, if Shadow begins his career as a supervillain, he becomes much more ambiguous over time. Faced with the success of this new character, Shadow then reappears in Sonic Heroes before Sega produced its own game Shadow the Hedgehog released in 2005 on PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox.
Players learn in Sonic Adventure 2 that Shadow was created by Gérald Robotnik, the grandfather of Eggman Robotnik. Said to be the ultimate lifeform, Shadow is first manipulated into carrying out missions on behalf of the Robotnik family. When GNA soldiers attack and kill the Robotnik family, Shadow is plunged into an artificial coma for decades. He is freed by Eggman 50 years later. The two characters then team up for world domination, with Shadow blinded by his desire for revenge.
The fact that Shadow is introduced in the post-credits scene of sonic 2 is no surprise. Fans were eagerly awaiting this character, and he is the ideal antagonist for sonic 3.