“Sonic the Hedgehog” is coming back for round two. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy have started development on a sequel to the video game adaptation, ET confirms.
The first film was released in February, based on the blockbuster video game and telling the story of Sonic, the world’s speediest hedgehog, as he embraces life at his new home on Earth. Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and his best friend, Tom (James Marsden), teamed up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination.
The sequel will reteam director Jeff Fowler; writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller; producers Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara; and executive producers Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi and Tim Miller.
“I’m so excited for the fans and the Sonic team,” Lee Majoub, who played Agent Stone in the first film, told ET Canada. “The fans have been so positive and supportive of the movie. And I’m so happy they loved the first one and now they get to enjoy the news that a second one is in the works!”
“Sonic the Hedgehog” is the highest-grossing video game movie of all time domestically. The film was delayed and its main character redesigned after backlash over its first trailer. It went on to become a commercial and critical hit. It has yet to open in multiple territories, including China and Japan.
The movie was released on home entertainment early due to COVID-19 and has already set Paramount’s record for first-day digital sales.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is set for release on April 8, 2022.
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