Despite the fact that the two are unrelated, Netflix’s upcoming series Sonic Prime could complement the Sonic the Hedgehog films. Sonic Prime will premiere on Netflix later this year, following the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and will consist of 24 episodes. While a complete trailer has yet to be released, a recent Netflix After School short shows a preview of Sonic Prime.
According to reports, Sonic Prime’s super-fast hedgehog will go on an adventure with the Shatterverse, Sonic’s multiverse counterpart. The new series also follows the big revenue triumph of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which became the highest-grossing video game film to date. Sonic Prime’s utilisation of the Shatterverse could allow more broad viewers a deeper understanding of Sonic lore, despite the two Sonic properties having no direct link. Sonic Prime could give the already lucrative Sonic movies a boost with its multiverse story, which is steadily introducing less well-known characters to the franchise.
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The adoption of the multiverse concept in DC and Marvel movies and television series has sparked a new and increasing trend. Given the wealth of stories and new worlds that a multiverse can supply a franchise, this makes perfect sense. Sonic Prime may capitalise on this trend by expanding Sonic’s Shatterverse plot and giving audiences something to look forward to in between the flicks.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is extremely likely to materialise, but Jim Carrey’s possible retirement may have an impact on the film’s reception, and the fact that it will still be some time before it is released may add to the confusion. Sonic Prime can serve as an interim story without truly being a part of the big-screen franchise, with Sonic more popular than ever after the success of his first two films. Sonic Prime can educate viewers with more of Sonic’s mythos than the movies could, which could be especially advantageous to younger viewers.
As a result, viewers may perceive Sonic Prime and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in a new light. Rather of being perceived as competing Sonic properties on streaming and in cinemas, the two can be understood as various stories about the same character that complement each other thanks to their different perspectives. Sonic Prime can add to the tale of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 without being formally tied to it because that is the exact concept of the multiverse within the setting of an IP.
Dr. Robotnik, who describes his ultimate ambition to rule the multiverse in the film’s third act, even sowed a tiny seed for the multiverse itself in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sonic Prime might expand on that idea with the Shatterverse, and giving the Sonic movies a boost could be a great side effect. After the box financial success of the Sonic the Hedgehog films, Sonic Prime on Netflix could be able to help with that by showing more of Sonic’s past and characters. Sonic Prime, by bringing more casual and younger viewers up to speed on all things Sonic, might make the Sonic the Hedgehog movies and related assets like the Knuckles spin-off series even more entertaining for audiences.