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Technically the movie incarnation of Robotnik is already established to be a vile, depraved individual utterly devoid of any empathy (much worse than the game incarnation and only slightly less vile than the Archie and SatAM versions), so you got nothing to lose from showing off his darker side.
The only thing is you gotta keep the series PG so you can't go too far with what he can do. He can do the horrific stuff off-screen and still have the same effect as on-screen.
Edited by Mario1995 on Feb 21st 2020 at 1:17:06 PM
He did show a bit of concern when Sonic pushed Tom and Maddie off the building to save them.
Subverted in that he just shrugged it off and went back to trying to destroy Sonic.
You're exaggerating how bad Robotnik was in this movie. He's your typical Mad Scientist Saturday Morning Cartoon villain, he never tortured anyone or ever gave any indication that he was even willing to, let alone commit genocide. He doesn't even use Living Batteries or roboticization like his counterparts do.
Edited by Primis on Feb 21st 2020 at 11:57:15 AM
I don't think they plan to turn to Robotnik in a Complete Monster.
This version seems to be the classic character that has no redeeming qualities, but never has actions horrible enough to qualify.
In all honesty, I see him kinda in the same vein as Ivan Ooze in the original Power Rangers. Not quite into pure evil territory due to the silliness, but practically unlikable with no redeeming qualities (plus, the horrific things he may have done in the past are only implied, not shown).
There's a slight chance of him going CM territory, though.
Edited by Mario1995 on Feb 21st 2020 at 2:17:34 PM
Classic Robotnik still enslaved animals in metal robots. He can be twisted.
Speaking of villains in the film series, is it really a necessity to have Robotnik in all the movies? 'Cause Carrey doesn't come cheap and there are a pretty wide selection of villains Paramount can choose from.
I would pay to see Mephiles as the Big Bad of Sonic 3 (and voiced by Mark Hamill to boot, assuming no one else has better casting choices).
Mephiles probably won't happen for entirely separate reasons.
Your asking for sonic 2006:the movie
No. Just... No
It's either him or Infinite. Pick your poison.
...why, though? There's more than those two villains.
So far, at least, Sega doesn’t seem to be doing everything they can to pretend Infinite doesn’t exist.
Think Metal Sonic will come next?
The actor in the sequel is going to do to Zavok what Heath Ledger did to Joker!
And then, in a future unrelated cinematic universe, Zavok will get his own character study movie!
Edited by NoName999 on Feb 21st 2020 at 12:18:01 PM
IDW Sonic is banned from using Infinite.
I figured that’s because they want to pretend he’s dead until they pull a big “surprise” comeback, but I could be wrong about their motivation.
I don't think the film franchise that started off with a surprising success is a good place to start testing the waters with other villains.
Arguably the saving grace of the last 6 Sonic games was the re-use of Eggman. He's Sonic's archnemesis and deserves the spotlight. This isn't like the MCU where there's a crap ton of memorable, iconic villains that each deserve their own film.
At best I could see it like this:
Edited by Soble on Feb 21st 2020 at 12:24:37 PM
My guess is it's going to go:
That's a strong progression from one thing to another, with Eggman as the primary villain guiding the first two while also changing setting and themes, and the echidna's history a primary driving factor of the latter who which leads strongly into a new antagonist in the final movie.
Edited by KnownUnknown on Feb 21st 2020 at 12:28:10 PM
I dunno about a potential movie-only villain (if that's what you're implying here), but if he's not some mindless killing machine, I'm for it.
Edited by Mario1995 on Feb 21st 2020 at 4:41:38 AM
BTW, Neal McDonough has hinted (perhaps semi-jokingly) that Dwayne Johnson's being considered for the sequel.
If it's for another human character then no thanks.
He was offered a cameo in the existing movie, presumably as the President.
It would have been interesting if Dwayne Johnson had voiced Knuckles for the movie, although I'm not sure if Dwayne Johnson ever voiced a cartoon character before.
He voiced Maui, you're welcome.
If he does voice Knuckles they'll probably used the buff Sonic Boom version so he can do his contractually obligated pec pop.
Edited by Cross on Feb 21st 2020 at 9:02:33 AM
Oh yeah, I still need to watch Moana. Don't know if I want to see the beefed up version of Knuckles on the big screen.
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