The live action movie of Sonic the Hedgehog drew a lot of attention even before its release and now we know the movie is getting a sequel.
Paramount and Sega Sammy have confirmed development on the sequel is underway, with director Jeff Fowler returning. Writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller are also coming back. As the project is in such early development, no plot details have been released yet.
However, the first movie featured two post-credits scene that may have an impact on the upcoming story. They feature – SPOILER ALERT – a stranded Dr Robotnik plotting his revenge and the arrival of Tails on Earth. Tails is another popular character from the video-game series.
Based off the popular video game franchise, the Sonic movie saw the famous blue hedgehog (Ben Schwartz) team up with a sheriff (James Marsden), in order to escape the evil Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey).
It garnered mixed reviews but was a far better movie than anyone could’ve anticipated. Some have even called it one of the best video-game movie adaptations. It also features a welcome return to form with Jim Carrey’s performance.
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The most infamous story behind the movie is it’s visual effects. The design of Sonic himself was redone due to backlash after the release of the original trailer. The second version we see in the film is a vast improvement and much closer to the video game design.
Sonic the Hedgehog hit the number one opening spot for a movie based on a video game, ever. This may be in part to Paramount listening to the fans and spending a lot of money on the reworked visual effects. It grossed $306.8 million and is currently the second highest-grossing film of the year.
Obviously, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sonic the Hedgehog has also been released early on video demand platforms. It is available to stream now.
Read the official synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog below: