Sonic's anthropomorphic yellow-orange fox sidekick will be joining him in the upcoming sequel. Here are all the latest updates for 'Sonic The Hedgehog 2'.
The first 'Sonic The Hedgehog' film managed to redeem itself after the public lambasted the horrible character design.
The outrage forced the filmmakers to do a quick redesign, which resulted in a box office hit, even during the pandemic. The positive turnaround only proves what could happen if filmmakers listen to the demands of the audience.
Now, the anthropomorphic hedgehog will grace our screen with his supersonic speed again, in the upcoming sequel.
Here are all the latest updates about 'Sonic The Hedgehog 2,' including release dates, casting, plot leaks, and more.
'Sonic The Hedgehog 2' is currently slated for release on April 8, 2022. The release date was just announced on Twitter back in February.
We have seen significant delays in release dates of movies affected by the pandemic in the last year. Hopefully, this will not happen to the 'Sonic The Hedgehog' sequel. If there will be changes in the release date, we will update this space for you.
The sequel has already entered post-production.
Filming began in March 2021 and wrapped in June, roughly three months after. Director Jeff Fowler shared the great news through Twitter.
"That’s a wrap. Thank you #Hawaii #SonicMovie2"
The exact plot is still under wraps for now, but the recent promo materials seem to indicate that the sequel will introduce Sonic’s loveable sidekick Tails.
We saw a glimpse of Tails in the post-credit scene at the end of the first movie. The title font for the sequel also heavily suggests his appearance (look at the tail on the number 2).
The end of the first film saw Dr. Robotnik still carrying Sonic's quill. The doctor says he wants to return "home by Christmas", suggesting that he will be back to Green Hills in the sequel.
In August 2021, The United States Copyright Office leaked a synopsis for 'Sonic The Hedgehog 2'. The leak confirms that Sonic and Dr. Robotnik will eventually face each other again.
The synopsis reads:
After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is ready for more freedom, and Tom and Maddie agree to leave him home while they go on vacation.
But, no sooner are they gone, when Dr. Robotnik comes back, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that has the power to both build and destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
As of this writing, Sony has not yet verified if the leaked synopsis is indeed accurate.
The major cast from the first film will be reprising their roles in the upcoming sequel.
Ben Schwartz is returning to voice Sonic, with James Marsden and Tika Sumpter as Tom and Maddie Wachowski. Jim Carrey is also back as Dr. Robotnik.
Adam Pally and Natasha Rothwell will also be reprising their roles as Wade Whipple and Rachel.
The sequel will welcome new stars to the existing cast list. Idris Elba will be voicing Knuckles – the hot-headed red Echidna and guardian of Master Emerald.
We still do not know who will be voicing Tails yet, but we are sure we will get some big announcements soon.
Not yet as of now. The official trailer might be here late this year or early next year. We will make sure to share it with you once it drops.