Rumors are flying around that Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson may be joining the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog. The English actor rose to fame for playing the lead role in the vampire drama, Twilight, which recently became a global phenomenon. The upcoming sequel to the popular video game, Sonic Adventure, is looking for a new protagonist and may choose an actor from the Harry Potter franchise as a temporary replacement. If this happens it will surely excite fans, who have been waiting for news about a possible Hollywood adaptation for the longest time.

In the past it was difficult for Hollywood to turn video games into major motion pictures because of the expensive production costs involved. But with the increase of online-streaming and home entertainment, it has become much more accessible for big-name brands to take on new projects based on popular games. Since the premiere of the Twilight series, many actors and actresses, among them Robert Pattinson, have jumped at the chance to join the cast of a video game adaptation, as it provides them with the opportunity to showcase their acting skills while on set.

A Powerful Brand

The combination of Harry Potter and Twilight is a winning one. Not only do we get to see a famous face in an upcoming blockbuster film, but we also get to see some of the most popular books and stories come to life on the big screen. The upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film will certainly be a nostalgic trip for video game fans, who will get to see many of their favorite character models and environments from the 90s, come to life on screen.

But it’s not just about nostalgia. The dark lord Voldemort is one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture, followed closely by the charming and adventurous Sonic the Hedgehog. For that reason, many are speculating that the upcoming film will center around the conflict between these two legendary characters, who have been friends and rivals ever since their debut in 1991. Aside from the possibility of seeing these two iconic characters on screen together, what else could pique the interest of moviegoers?

It is also rumored that the script for the upcoming film is being written by the same team who wrote the original Sonic the Hedgehog, which means fans of the video game will get to see some of their favorite scenes and dialogues recreated on screen. Although these rumors are unconfirmed, they do provide fans with a glimmer of hope that perhaps, just perhaps, their favorite video game might make it big in the movie industry. It would be an incredible feat for the writers of Sonic the Hedgehog to capture the essence of the game and bring it to life on screen, and for fans around the world to finally get an answer to that question: Will Sonic become a movie star?

Robert Pattinson: A Perfect Fit For The Role

Although movie studios might not always choose video game adaptations as their first priority, they often have the ability to choose which actors they think will bring the characters to life best on screen. In the case of Sonic the Hedgehog, they might have settled on Robert Pattinson, due to his portrayal of the infamous vampire, Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga. But even if this is not the case, Robert Pattinson still fits the bill. He has the rugged good looks that define the hedgehog character, and possesses a voice that is perfect for the role.

Edward Cullen in Twilight was known for his elegant yet intimidating baritone. It’s easy to see how that would translate into the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog. But it’s not just about the voice. It’s about the portrayal. Not only does Robert Pattinson have the perfect accent for the role, but he also brings with him an aura of danger and sensuality that is reminiscent of the fast-paced blue hedgehog himself.

It is not only Robert Pattinson’s acting skills that have made him a popular choice for video game adaptations. Aside from his role in the Twilight film series, he has also spent a huge amount of his time in recent years acting in indie films, supporting roles in Hollywood features, and even hosting YouTube videos, where he answered questions about life and the role of famous faces in pop culture. His versatility and charm were on full display in 2016, when he hosted the UK version of the popular game show, Celebrity Apprentice, and even convinced several of the celebrities to pitch in and help save the day, while making fun of the decisions their counterparts made on the American version.

Sonic 2 Remains One Of The Most Popular Games Of All Time

Sonic the Hedgehog was one of the first video games designed for multiple players, and it remains one of the most popular titles of all time. In 2016 alone, the title sold over 30 million units worldwide, which is an incredible feat for a video game that was released in 1991. The game is credited with introducing the concept of an open world in video games, where players explore a 3D globe and interact with other characters, some of which are hidden objects, which must be found.

One of the reasons why Sonic the Hedgehog was so popular back in the day is because of all the content available for the console it was designed for – the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. Not only did the 16-bit console have a capacity of 48 megabytes of RAM, which allowed for incredible storage, but it also had a built-in CD-ROM drive. This meant that players could easily access a wealth of content, both classic and modern, from the get-go. They could also load games and applications directly to RAM, which made them much easier to play. This was revolutionary at the time, providing gamers with the ability to play their favorite games anywhere, at any time, without the need for a disk.

Today, not even the most ardent videogame fan would deny that the jump from 2D to 3D has revolutionized video games. It provided a fresh coat of paint to an already vibrant industry. Those who grew up playing video games in the 90s will certainly have fond memories of these glorious times, and it’s not hard to see why. There were so many games to choose from, and the competition was fierce. But a good game still resides within every copy, and fans are still eager to play old favorites and discover new titles that offer hours of action-packed fun.

As great as it was in the past, playing video games on a small screen was not satisfying in the slightest, and so gamers looked towards consoles, especially the popular PlayStation, for better experiences. It’s amazing how popular the PlayStation remains today, with over 80 million units sold worldwide and counting.

Whether or not movie studios start seeing video games as a viable option for future blockbuster films, it’s clear that the industry still has plenty to offer. Even now, with the increased risk of computer viruses and hacking becoming an everyday thing, gamers continue to rely on protection software, which can become pretty expensive, especially if you’re protecting expensive equipment and PC’s.

Since the release of the first two Twilight films, many actors and actresses have shown an interest in taking on the role of Sonic the Hedgehog, due to the phenomenal success of the character, and the fact that Hollywood loves its franchises. It might take some time for a video game adaptation to reach theatres, but the possibility still exists for fans to see their favorite characters from the comfort of their homes.