Sonic the Hedgehog has just premiered on theatrical screens early this year. Surprisingly, a sequel to the film is already in the works.
Sonic the Hedgehog proved its success in the recent premiere
In February 2020, the action-adventure comedy film Sonic the Hedgehog dropped on the big screen. Although some audience ridiculed its plot and lack of originality, critics praised the actor’s performances as well as the design of Sonic’s character.
The movie set the record for the biggest video game film opening weekend in the United States and Canada. Moreover, it grossed $306 million worldwide. As a result, it became the second highest-grossing film of 2020. Above all, it was hailed as the highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time in North America.
Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy announces Sonic the Hedgehog sequel
Because of the show’s immense success, Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy decided to produce a sequel of Sonic the Hedgehog. The partner companies further revealed that the live-action sequel is already in the early stages of development. However, decisions have not been made yet regarding casting or a production start date.
The network decided to hire the original production team of the film. Jeff Fowler was appointed to helm the second installment. He confirmed this news on his official Twitter with the words,
“ROUND TWO WITH THE BLUE!”
Moreover, Pat Casey and Josh Miller will write the script. Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara will produce the pic. Meanwhile, Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi and Tim Miller will serve as the executive producers.
ROUND TWO WITH THE BLUE!! ????????https://t.co/YTabuZy08C
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 28, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog. He learned to embrace his new home on Earth, after being chased away by the tribe of echidnas. However, one night, he inadvertently triggered an electromagnetic pulse because of his loneliness. As a result, the power in the Pacific Northwest was knocked down.
Then, the United States Department of Defense enlisted Doctor Robotnik to uncover the source of the outage. In a tragic twist of fate, Robotnik became obsessed with capturing Sonic after he discovered its power to potentially fuel his robots.
With this at hand, Sonic and his new best friend Tom teamed up to defend the planet from the evil genius. They also aimed to prevent Robotnik from dominating the world. In the end, the duo was able to defeat the villain. However, the doctor started plotting his revenge.
Sonic movie 2 leaks won’t be the same without
— normie ???? ???? (@Some_Normie) May 29, 2020
Who will return
Since no official casting has been announced, the list of stars who will reprise their roles for the upcoming film remains uncertain. However, it’s a safe bet that Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey will return as they are the lead cast of the previous movie.
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