Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Release Date and Everything You Need to Know

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Fate has not always been tender with the SEGA mascot. The supersonic blue hedgehog has experienced ups and downs whether in video games or animated series. The film Sonic, released in February 2020 and long feared by fans, was ultimately a success in theaters with no less than $ 319.7 million earned at the global box office. Logically, a follow-up project was launched by Paramount Pictures. Release date, casting, script… here’s everything you need to know about Sonic 2 the movie.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Release Date

After the release of Sonic, the film in 2020, and the rather positive reception reserved for it, the idea of a sequel is quickly evoked by actor James Marsden and director Jeff Fowler. It would then be a question of integrating more characters from the franchise, including Knuckles, Amy Rose, and Miles “Tails” Prower and focusing on Dr. Robotnik. As a reminder, the fox appears in one of the post-credits scenes of the first film. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic that then hit the world, Paramount Pictures began work on a sequel with Jeff Fowler directing. Filming finally begins on March 15, 2021, and ends at the end of June. Sonic 2 the film (Sonic the Hedgehog 2 of its original title) will be released on April 8, 2022, in the United States, two years after the first run of the SEGA mascot in cinemas.

Sonic 2 the movie (or Sonic the Hedgehog 2) is as the name suggests, the direct sequel to Sonic the movie (or Sonic the Hedgehog). The post-credits scenes of the feature film released in February 2020 quickly introduced the character of Miles “Tails” Prower as well as the original world of the blue hedgehog where Dr. Robotnik is expelled. In addition, Paramount Pictures is thinking big with a third film already mentioned and even a live-action series centered on Knuckles and intended for the streaming service Paramount+.

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Following the events of the first film, Sonic, now settled in the small town of Green Hills, aspires to become a true hero. The return of Dr. Robotnik accompanied by his accomplice Knuckles will give him the opportunity to prove his worth. The scientist returns from the “mushroom” planet with the firm intention of seizing the mother emerald in order to conquer the world and take revenge on his sworn enemy. Sonic then collaborates with the fox Miles “Tails” Prower to thwart the mad scientist’s plans.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Cast

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The cast of the first opus replaces in Sonic 2 the film. James Warden (X-Men, Superman Returns) reprised his role as Tom, as did Jim Carrey as the Machiavellian Dr. Ivo Robotnik. In addition, it is the actor Ben Schwartz (The Afterparty) who once again lends his voice to the character of Sonic (in English) while the French version is provided by Malik Bentalha. Finally, several performers swell the ranks of the project more particularly Idris Elba (The Harder They Fall, The Suicide Squad) and Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Blade Runner Black Lotus, Lost Ark) who respectively play Knuckles and Miles ‘Tails” Prower.

Paramount Pictures does not change very much the team in charge of the development of Sonic 2 the film. The direction is thus placed in the hands of Jeff Fowler (Sonic the film, Max and the Maximonstres). The feathers of Pat Casey (Into the Dark) and Josh Miller give thickness to this adventure comedy. Finally, Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL (Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road) serves us a new musical score of which he has the secret. The only change to note is in the photography. Brandon Trost replaces Stephen F. Windon in this position.

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