Ground-breaking. Thought-provoking. Extremely obvious. Paramount Pictures has unveiled the title for the Sonic The Hedgehog sequel.
Last year, the big-screen adaptation of Sega’s ‘Sonic The Hedgehog‘ managed to become the sixth-highest grossing film of 2020. At the time of its release, actor Jim Carrey disclosed he would be extremely receptive to playing his character, Dr. Robotnik in a potential sequel. James Marsden had already confirmed he had been signed up for multiple sequels should the film earn one. And after the film became a success, Paramount Pictures, who were wary of announcing a sequel due to COVID-19 and the way it was affecting the world, dropped the news that they would indeed pursue a second outing for the character.
It has now been announced that the sequel is certainly a go with the drop of the second film’s title and release date. And the title of the new film is…’Sonic The Hedgehog 2‘! I guess we should have seen it coming. The sequel is due to hit screens around the world on April 8th, 2022 and there has been no mention yet on where the sequel may go or any plotline.
The announcement trailer has wound its way online and teases the possibility that Tails will be a major part of the second film. Check it out below:
At the end of the first film, during the end credits, the character of Tails made an appearance, looking for Sonic after emerging from a ring portal. It would make sense to feature Tails in the second film alongside the rumored appearance of Knuckles the Echidna. Carrey has said he wants to play a more game-accurate version of Robotnik in the sequel and is willing to don a fat suit to do so.
Considering the original film was the highest-grossing videogame adaptation of all time, it was only a matter of time before the sequel was confirmed. And who can resist a second go-around with the blue hedgehog and his antics?
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 opens on April 8th, 2022.
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