Sonic the Hedgehog 2: What Was Up With That Post-Credit Scene?

The live-action Sonic the Hedgehog films have been a dream come true for lifelong fans of the character. And much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they know how to entice that fanbase with their after-credits’ scene. In the Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s after credits scene, Sonic devotees everywhere can hardly wait for the third installment.

If you’re new to Sonic, let’s catch you up before we dive into the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 after credits.

History of Sonic the Hedgehog

He is a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds and curl into a ball, primarily to attack enemies. After narrowly escaping the Mushroom Kingdom, Sonic hedgehog joins forces with Knuckles the Echidna and Amy Rose to stop Dr. Eggman from building his Death Egg. Along the way, Sonic meets Tails, who joins his command.

The original Sonic the Hedgehog game was released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. It was a major hit, and spawned numerous sequels over the years. The character has also been featured in comics, cartoons, and films.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is the second main installment in the Sonic The Hedgehog series, and was released in 1992 for the Sega Genesis. The game features Sonic and Tails teaming up to stop Dr. Eggman from building his Death Egg II.

The game was a commercial success, selling over six million copies worldwide. Sonic 2 is often considered one of the best video games of all time.

The film adaptation of Sonic The Hedgehog was released in 2020, and was a box office success, grossing over $300 million worldwide. The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie was released on April 8th, 2022.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 After Credits

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 After Credits

In the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 after credits scene, the US military was cleaning up after the battle between Sonic, Super Sonic, Tales, Knuckles, after they had defeated Robotnik (Jim Carrey). The nefarious doctor had supposedly died in a ball of fire, with the military assuming nobody could survive such a catastrophe. Despite that supposition, a corpse was never definitively found, which suggests that Robotnik is still alive. There’s no doubt that the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 after credits stirred the pot a little bit.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 After Credits Scene

Will Jim Carrey return?

In addition, Robotnik’s friend Agent Stone (Lee Majdoub) was shown hiding amongst the military personnel, desperately searching for him. Despite Jim Carrey claiming he’s considering retiring after the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, this ending objectively suggests Robotnik’s return in Sonic 3. Jim Carrey did an excellent job in his role and after the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 after credits scene, fans want him back,

Will Shadow the Hedgehog finally make an appearance in Sonic The Hedgehog 3?

Moreover, the military personnel revealed that the havoc wreaked on Green Hills was connected directly to the previously defunct ‘Project Shadow’, followed by the briefly shown outline of a black and red hedgehog floating around in a tank of water. This image was meant to tease Shadow the Hedgehog, the most famously villainous hedgehog/anthropomorphic character in all of Sonic. Originally introduced in the game Sonic Adventure 2 back in 2001, rivaling the first appearance of Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in 1994 in terms of instant popularity. However, unlike Knuckles, though, Shadow never became true member of Sonic’s team, choosing to be a anti-heroic ‘lone wolf’ type. Though, the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 after credits suggests that he’s even older than Sonic himself.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 After Credits 2022 Knuckles

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 After Credits Recap

To conclude, the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 after credits scene teases the arrival of Dr. Robotnik, played by Jim Carrey. In the scene, we see Eggman’s base on an island, and he is watching a news report about Sonic. He then vowed to get revenge on Sonic, and the scene ends with him laughing maniacally.

The after credits scene is a great tease for what’s to come in Sonic The Hedgehog 3, and fans are already eagerly anticipating the next installment. We can’t wait to see what Eggman has in store for Sonic next. Stay tuned!

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