Exclusive Clip From Special Features

Sonic and Tom (James Marsden) sit in a rowboat.

Picture, Courtesy Paramount Footage and Sega of America

After discovering field workplace success, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrives on digital Might 24, and io9 has an unique clip from the particular options to share. James MarsdenTika Sumpter, and different stars focus on the manufacturing course of for the sequel—with excessive reward particularly for director Jeff Fowler.

“The primary film was me and Sonic—or, me and a tennis ball,” Marsden says within the behind-the-scenes clip. “This time round, I get to behave with extra people, which is type of good.” Lee Madjoub, who performs Agent Stone—sidekick to Jim Carrey‘s Dr. Robotnik—notes that the tennis ball was nonetheless an element, however there was additionally a “life-sized mannequin” (actually a Sonic statue the dimensions he seems within the movie, full with sneakers) on set to assist information the performances.

As you may see within the clip, Fowler has some uncommon props for Marsden, who he says excels at one thing that actors in our present CG-character-laden occasions have to have of their ability set: “James has such an excellent sense of performing with characters that do not exist. It’s a must to have such an excellent creativeness as a performer who simply is aware of easy methods to do it and do it nice.”

A lot of the reward on this clip, nonetheless, is reserved for Fowler, whose co-workers appreciated his capacity to maintain a probably chaotic set like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 working in an orderly and even enjoyable style. “Jeff Fowler is without doubt one of the calmest administrators I’ve ever labored with,” Sumpter says. “He’s doing such an enormous film with so many shifting elements, he is just like the regular ship amongst all the pieces. And his calm makes us calm, and extra assured.”

See the remainder of the particular options—and revisit the movie, too, which already has one other sequel and a by-product on the best way—when Sonic the Hedgehog 2 speeds to digital tomorrow, Might 24; it then hits 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 9.


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