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Sonic the Hedgehog Sequel In Development

Sonic the Hedgehog

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.

The original design versus the updated design (Distributed by Paramount Pictures)

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:

“The world needed a hero, we got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic The Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to save the planet in this live-action adventure comedy that’s fun for the whole family.”
Directed by Jeff Fowler, Sonic the Hedgehog stars Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Neal McDonough.
Sonic the Hedgehog is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.
Sources: Variety

Written by Oliver Swift

Oliver is a London-based writer who contributes to FandomWire, Animated Times, the Curzon Blog and Ollywood Reviews. His favourite superhero is Hawkeye and his favourite superhero movie is 'The Lego Batman Movie'.

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