Over the weekend, the village community of Fort Langley was turned into the “hero town” of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel, Green Hills, Montana. Onlookers, including our news team, have managed to take photos and videos showcasing more of the “Little Town with a Big Heart” as filming continue to progress.
During the first days of filming, Tails’ Channel correspondent Fenrir Wolf relayed exclusive images that showcased more of the Langley community’s transformation into Green Hills, Montana for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Wolf, who is the owner of the Adventures of Nendoroid Sonic the Hedgehog Facebook page, took note of one of the street front buildings that were turned into Maddie Wachowki’s veterinary clinic, and the local community hall that was turned into a Town Hall.
The previously mentioned temporary building, branded as the “Mean Bean Coffee Shop”, was seen. Not only was it a reference to the 1993 title Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, but also a reference to a scrapped gag that would have been used in the original Sonic movie, according to the film’s former writer Van Robichaux. He disclosed in 2016 that Doctor Robotnik would have had a coffee machine with the name “Mean Bean Machine” written on it.
Military vehicles spotted this week
A number of military vehicles were spotted late Sunday and well into today by Hollywood North Buzz and local residents.
The vehicles were emblazoned in “G” decals, a reference to the Guardian Units of Nations, or G.U.N, an international security operation that played a role in a number of Sonic titles, like the 2005 title Shadow the Hedgehog. There was also a decal labelled “SA-2”, a reference to the 2001 title Sonic Adventure 2.
Filming from this past weekend
A police officer that appears to be actor Adam Pally was spotted during the filming sessions. The officer, presumed by fans to be Green Hill officer Wade Whipple, was seen patrolling the streets on a scooter.
Meanwhile, in a video captured by Instagram user Gary Powell, an unidentified stunt performer was seen being carried by a crane. Some fans have theorized that the performer could be a stand-in for Miles “Tails” Prower, the flying fox that was teased to appear in the sequel, though the theory remains unconfirmed. A resident claimed in the video that the performer said “please take me with you” as they were carried off.
Filming is expected to continue in Fort Langley until 23 April.
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