You knew it was coming. Yes, there is a post-credits scene from the Sonic movie, so don’t (shoot) get out of the cinema once the movie ends and the credits start rolling.
Not only is there a well-measured tribute to the 16-bit inheritance of the blue blur, but Sonic’s post-credits also help create a sequel by introducing … we won’t say it anymore, but let’s go down for a detailed explanation of what the post-credits scenes from the Sonic movie mean.
Spoilers for the Sonic movie follow …
How many post Sonic credits scenes are there?
technically one, although there is a short animated sequence after the film is finished, that it is worth hanging around regardless. In the style of the Genesis / Mega Drive games, Sonic accelerates through the events of the film’s plot, including a look at his fights with Jim Carrey’s Robotnik and other pieces from the film. Sonic fans will be pleasantly surprised at how many details have been entered.
What happens in Sonic’s post credit scene?
So, the real deal: while the post-credits scene of the film Sonic is being reproduced, we are given a shot that overlooks Green Hills, Montana, the scenery for most of the film’s duration. Suddenly, a creature arrives on Earth via the ring portal: it’s Tails!
Miles “Tails” Prower (still the best word game ever, not me @), isn’t here just for fan service, though. He is using a tracking device and offers an exposure that is intended to create a sequel: “If the readings are accurate,” then it’s close, he says – presumably means Sonic. The tail flies to Greens Hills and turns black. Then credits start spinning. You are sure to go home without losing anything else.
So what does all this mean? Maybe it’s better not to think about it too much, not to fall into a hole in the plot. After all, Sonic left his home planet as a child and Tails was nowhere to be seen. Did the flying fox really spend a decade tracking it? Why? Like? You just wouldn’t know, those answers (and more) have potentially been left open for a sequel … Expect a team of Sonic and Tails then against any enemy you dare to oppose.