With the sheer amount of video game adaptations being bandied about in Hollywood, it’s kind of amazing how Blue Blur’s first outing did both. critically and commercially. Yes, 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog Movie was a surprise hit netting at an impressive $ 319.7 million from an estimated $ 85 million budget. Not too shabby, eh?
But with its sequel locked in to launch, a live-action series in the works, a rumored Tails spin-off on the cards, and a third film officially confirmed to be in the pipeline, some of you may be wondering what the SCU is. Worry not, we are here to help. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is The Sonic The Hedgehog Cinematic Universe (SCU)?
Much akin to the popular MCU acronym, aka The Marvel Cinematic Universe, the SCU is essentially a playful reference. In essence, the Sonic Cinematic Universe for SCU stands, and is a trendy umbrella term that encompasses the entire cast of characters featured in Sonic the Hedgehog films.
The term was coined by The Producer, Toby Ascher, who said in a set of production notes that the Blue Hedgehog’s sequel:
We’re creating a Sonic Cinematic universe. We knew we were going to add characters, like Tails and Knuckles; new to the films but beloved by gamers all over the world.
In a nutshell, the SCU is a shorthand term that covers all the characters from the Spiky Speedster’s cinematic franchise: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Doctor Ivo ‘Eggman’ Robotnik, and Longclaw.
Going forward, there’ll be many more intriguing characters to add to the list – I mean, Honey the Cat and Sticks have got The Badger at some point, right?
So, there you have it. We hope this helped clue you in what the SCU is. For more on The Blue Blur, make sure to search Twinfinite.