There are very clear inspirations from Dragon Ball Z’s Super Saiyan transformation (Pic: Sega/Sonic Team)

Sonic The Hedgehog movie director Jeff Fowler considered adding Super Sonic to the film but decided it wasn’t the right time.

Whether you enjoyed the Sonic The Hedgehog movie or not, there’s no denying that it has gone down well with fans and general audiences, judging by its impressive box office numbers.

It was noticeably lacking in terms of characters and locations from the games though, with only Sonic and his arch-enemy Doctor Robotnik appearing and it primarily taking place on Earth.

However, while it does seem like little was taken from the source material, director Jeff Fowler has said that Super Sonic, Sonic’s golden transformation, was considered to be included.

Super Sonic has been a big part of the series since its inclusion in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in 1992, regularly appearing as either an in-game transformation or exclusively for a final boss fight. With all seven of the mystical Chaos Emeralds, Sonic would transform and become invincible (as long as he had rings, which slowly drained as time passed) and move at even greater, almost uncontrollable speeds.

Its inclusion would certainly have made die-hard fans very happy, but Fowler made a good argument as to why Super Sonic ultimately didn’t appear, stating that they opted to focus more on Sonic and Robotnik’s origins.

Super Sonic wasn’t in the first game so it does make sense why he wasn’t in the movie (Pic: Sega)

‘It didn’t make sense to obviously bring in the Super Sonic thing just yet,’ he explained in an interview with Comic Book, ‘I mean, there were very early versions of the script and the outlines where… because we knew that’s something that’s very important in the fan mythology, or the mythology that fans love.

‘And Chaos Emeralds are definitely a huge part, even going back to the first game in ’91, and it was definitely something that we were kind of trying to see. Like, ‘Does it make sense to include one of these?’

‘But again, just going back to what I said about the simplicity of it and just for the sake of just really starting from the simplest version and not trying to do too much, it just felt like, ‘Let’s just… let’s do the origins as Sonic and Robotnik and try to nail those characters before we potentially would open it up to some of these elements from the games that fans know and love.’

Of course, this means that Super Sonic could very well appear in a sequel should it ever get made. With the origin story out of the way, Fowler and his team could have full reign to delve into Sonic’s world and bring in elements that long-time fans will instantly recognise.

Sonic The Hedgehog is in cinemas now.

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