Considering that Archie has come to a screeching halt and Boom is winding down, what do you think the future adaptations of Sonic will be like? For me, here's what I think will happen.
The Movie is interesting, but we haven't got info on it in a while. I
think we should wait until a major Sonic event to see details about what
the film will be like. Putting the two reports on it together makes it
seem like a Marvel-style film. Or alternatively the newer report implies
this is like Paddington (remember that?) at best and Mac and Me/Nukie
at worst. Maybe the film won't come out, given Sony's executive troubles
going on, and the slamming of them thanks to The Emoji Movie.
It seems reasonable SEGA will want a new comic, by another publisher.
While one thinks IDW may be good, unless they start where Archie left
off, it will probably be lumped as a "kids-only" comic and come off as a
stilted, joyless mess. In the latter case, I believe that they will try
to stick to the games as much as possible, as Archie was already
leaning in that direction. Whether they try to avoid Pontaff-ism or not
depends on how many fans are there at IDW. If they're in the minority,
we may see Pontaff-esque writing. As for the use of old media characters
in that latter scenario, I expect them to be mostly used for
fan-service as opposed to anything substantial, with us likely getting
little-used Sonic Team characters instead. I bet that their new
characters they create would be kinda lame, silly little things that
they may try to look cool. A genuinely dark and mature Sonic comic in
the vein of their TMNT, Transformers, Godzilla, Ghostbusters, etc.
comics would be incredibly rad but unlikely.
Boom or Bongo might also be chosen. Both are pretty much known for kids
comics, so the results would likely be at best what we'd likely get from
IDW if it were lumped as a kids comic. Although Boom does have their
cool Power Rangers series, and I'd love if they went that route, and
Bongo's comics are genuinely funny. (perhaps because they run on
inherently funny source material) Going with a lesser-known publisher
would probably result in awful comics.
As for a TV show, I don't really know. Maybe OuiDo will continue and
make a game-based new show after Boom ends, or they give it to another
studio. This one might be a lot like Sonic X, with or without extra
content in that style.
But what's more interesting is the possibilites after the games
eventually die-off (which will likely happen if Forces fails). Maybe
this makes getting a dark and mature Sonic comic more likely?