The smash-hit Sonic the Hedgehog movie is getting a sequel.
Back in May, Sega and Paramount announced that a second Sonic film is in development, with director Jeff Fowler returning. Writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller are handling the script.
The original Sonic the Hedgehog film made $308.4 million at the worldwide box office, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2020, as of October.
On release, it scored the all-time number-one opening weekend for a movie based on a video-game property.
“We just tried to find some things to do with the character that were relatable for a lot of people and not make it sort of fan service, and to try to create a relatable character that was grounded… Hopefully, that’s what we created, and that’s what people responded to,” Fowler told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
“We love stories about heroes, and Sonic is out there fighting for the little guys. Sonic is rescuing all the little animals from the tyranny of this maniacal Dr. Robotnik. I don’t think that anybody gets tired of being told a good hero story.”
Sonic Movie 2 News
Idris Elba is Knuckles - August 10
Idris Elba (Luther, The Suicide Squad) announced he will voice Knuckles the Echidna in a cheeky post on Twitter. We only see the Knuckles' titular knuckles for now, but if the film is still planned for April 2022, we'll likely be seeing more soon.
Sonic Movie 2 Cast
In July, actor Ben Schwartz confirmed that he’d reprise the role of Sonic with a Twitter post. Schwartz attached a video clip of himself making his way through an airport terminal, apparently, with a large wall-sized Sonic ad in the background.
“Sonic 2 is officially coming to theaters April 8, 2022,” he said, in all caps. Can’t blame the guy for being excited.
The original film co-starred James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey.
Sonic Movie 2 trailer
We’ll probably see a trailer sometime next few months or so.
Sonic Movie 2 Release Date
Sonic 2 is expected to hit theaters on April 8, 2022.