Rumor: Reddit AMA leaks Sonic Movie plot details

Oct 25, 2017
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Someone claiming to have seen an early, unfinished cut of the Sonic Movie recently held an AMA on Reddit. They have since deleted their account, but all of their replies can still be read at the link. For the sake of readability, I've summarized what plot we can glean from their comments in the spoiler tags below.

Sonic's origins: Sonic escapes his birth planet as a baby (rings are how Sonic got to Earth. He can throw one and imagine a place and it will take him there), is found by an owl and grows up on Earth. Ends up alone after some time and grows up staying hidden. He pretty much scavenges and lives in the shadows. He is known as "the blue devil" to the locals and thought of as an urban legend until he is found out about. Loneliness gets to him which leads to the government bringing in Robotnik to find the energy disturbance caused by Sonic. (Sonic makes an electrically charged run when he focuses or gets extremely emotional. His charged run is why he gets detected and how doc comes into the film.) Hijinks ensue and a good story is told as Tom the cop and Sonic become besties.

How Sonic and Tom meet: Tom has raccoon problems in his trash. When he goes to deal with it, he sees Sonic face to face for the first time. He tranqs him and puts him in a cage. Robotnik shows up, but they escape and Tom begrudgingly agrees to help Sonic. Sonic has to go to San Francisco because he activated his ring portal power and dropped the bag of rings into it, dumping them on top of the Golden Gate Bridge (donuts may also be involved? The wording on that detail was a bit confusing). Tom drives him there because he is moving to San Francisco to prove to himself that he can handle real cop crime and not Montana small world problems. Tika Sumpter plays Tom's wife Annie. She's a veterinarian and since she was known to Sonic when he watched them from afar as being kind to animals, he felt he could trust them both.

Eggman’s role: Robotnik (who is never referred to as Eggman) is just a psycho doc that works for the government initially. He has drones that can track and shoot, as well as a large tank. He's super obnoxiously smart and makes tons of comments in the film about how superior his brain is. Has the typical long coat and all dark evil scientist look, short mustache as well initially. He gradually gets crazier and more obsessed with Sonic as the film goes, and doesn’t rock the signature look until tail end of movie, when he is defeated and ends up on a foreign planet that Sonic was supposed to escape to in the event of being found on earth. He is now hefty and rocking the full blown 'stache.

Misc Extras: There is one major car chase scene/battle. Sonic flosses (the dance move) afterwards. In another scene, Sonic creates an Earth bucket list after Tom agrees to help him get his rings back. Sonic sneaks off while Tom makes a phone call in a backwoods gas station. Sonic creates a ruckus and a bar fight ensues.

Other Sonic characters in the movie: None. It's just Sonic and Eggman.

Of course, this could all be a load of nonsense, but there is one interesting detail that supports the Redditor's story. Toy listings for the Sonic movie have just appeared on Toy Wiz, and one in particular is notable:



The existence of a Baby Sonic in the movie is indeed confirmed, lending credence to the tale. There is also a "Robotnik" figure for sale, further confirming that he is not referred to as Eggman in the film.

In addition, the seemingly random detail about Sonic being found by an owl implies that this film has been inspired in some part by the Sonic Bible, an early (and long since outdated) backstory for Sonic the Hedgehog. See the bottom of this page from Stay Sonic, a UK book that was essentially a repackaging of the Sonic Bible:

So, is this sounding like the Sonic movie you've all been hoping for?
 
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Danzflor

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I'd believe it. This sounds just like what Hollywood would do. Can't wait to see Jim Carrey batshit insane acting all over this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Sonic flosses (the dance move) afterwards.
I can almost picture some boomer executive rambling about what stupid dances kids like these days and instructing the movie staff to fit it in somewhere.
 

ColdSun

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Honestly, it sounds all kinds of awful. Hopefully its so bad that its good.
 
Nov 20, 2017
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I know there was talk that Sonic would be from another planet in this film so I could well believe this.

Rings playing a big part in the plot?

It sounds like another film that's ashamed or embarrassed by it's source material.
 

Asbsand

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Eggman’s role: Robotnik (who is never referred to as Eggman) is just a psycho doc that works for the government initially. He has drones that can track and shoot, as well as a large tank. He's super obnoxiously smart and makes tons of comments in the film about how superior his brain is. Has the typical long coat and all dark evil scientist look
Nooooooo, this sounds like craaaap...

Jim Carrey WASTED.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Rings are now teleportation devices? Oh-okay.
Sonic is an alien now from a different planet. That's fi-fine.
And Robotnik is just a human who changed appearance to what he is in the games after reaching Sonic's homeworld? That actually makes sense when you consider Adventure 1 & 2.

It seems they are somewhat respecting the Sonic lore here. Change Alien to a inter-dimensional traveler and the teleportation method to Chaos Emeralds and... I could stomach things more.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Sonic escapes his birth planet as a baby (rings are how Sonic got to Earth. He can throw one and imagine a place and it will take him there)
Wat.

How can you be locked in a cage if you have that power? Why would he imagine earth? Why does Sonic have that power?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oh god, I just realized the "rings" and "donuts" connection. Is there gonna be some cop joke where Sonic says to the cop "oh, you collect rings too?" What if he uses a donut to do this teleport or transporting thing he does with rings.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#45
lore is surprisingly accurate to the western sonic origin lol

even ring = warp thing does have a partial basis, as accruing a lot of them does send you to the warps of confusion.

sonic scavenging is all kinds of hilariously bad though
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I thought the screenshot with the Cop was confirmed fake?
James Marsden playing a cop that pals around with Sonic has always been an official thing.

Rings are now teleportation devices? Oh-okay.
Sonic is an alien now from a different planet. That's fi-fine.
And Robotnik is just a human who changed appearance to what he is in the games after reaching Sonic's homeworld? That actually makes sense when you consider Adventure 1 & 2.

It seems they are somewhat respecting the Sonic lore here. Change Alien to a inter-dimensional traveler and the teleportation method to Chaos Emeralds and... I could stomach things more.
I'm going to guess that they don't give a crap about any Sonic material beyond the first game, which led them to ignore the Chaos Emeralds (which have basically no purpose in Sonic 1) and instead focus on the big rings that can teleport him to the Special Stage (or in this case, anywhere).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#50
It's was clear from day one that the people involved did not have a fucking clue about the Sonic series nor did they even bother do the research. Sega also take part of the blame for not taking good care of their IP, seriously this is your mascot, and not ensuring proper quality control in place.

The movie will bomb and will be forgotten.