Nothing would make “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” director Jeff Fowler happier than to direct a film adaptation of Nintendo’s “Super Smash Bros.”
When asked whether his recent “Sonic” film could lead to a “Super Smash Bros.” film adaptation, Fowler told ComicBook, “Nothing would make me happier than to just throw all the characters into a battle royale and do a big Smash Brothers thing.”
“That would probably require some work from the lawyers before that could happen,” Fowler added. “Getting Mario and Sonic in the ring, I mean everyone would be kinda dying for that, right? That’s just classic.”
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Sonic became one of the first non-Nintendo characters added to the crossover video game series in 2008.
The “Super Smash Bros.” series, created by Masahiro Sakurai and introduced in 1999, includes characters from popular franchises such as Super Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Kirby, Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter and Final Fantasy.
The Japanese multinational video game company Sega owns the rights to the characters of the “Sonic” franchise, whereas Nintendo owns “Super Smash Bros.”
A “Super Mario Bros.” animated film from Universal and Illumination Entertainment is expected to be released on Dec. 21, 2022. “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt is set to voice Mario.
In the meantime, fans can catch Fowler’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” currently in theaters.