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Sonic The Hedgehog 2: Everything we know about the video game movie sequel

It’s been a few years since the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie hit theaters in early 2020, but we all still have to move fast. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is rushing to theaters in just a few months, and we couldn’t be more excited. After all, the first film was such a blast that we can’t help but yearn for the new adventures of the chili dog-loving hedgehog.

Sonic 2 brings together much of the original movie’s cast, embraces characters from the many video game sequels, and seemingly gets even bigger and more ridiculous with the action and antics that Sonic finds himself in the midst of. In short, it sounds a lot like what you’d expect from a sequel to the first film.

Given that the next Sonic is heading to theaters relatively soon, we know quite a bit about the film. So let’s take a look at all the information released about Sonic the Hedgehog 2 so far.

What is the release date?

The next Sonic movie is currently slated to hit theaters on April 8th. It will be the second video game film of the year, after Uncharted, with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.

Who’s the director?

As with the first film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is directed by Jeff Fowler.

Who is the writer?

Screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller are returning to script the new film. This time, they are joined by Josh Whittington (The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie) in charge of the screenplay.

That comes back ?

Chances are, all the characters you loved from the first will be back, even Deputy Whipple (Adam Pally). The returning cast is as follows:

  • Ben Schwartz – Sonic (Voice)
  • James Marsden – Tom Wachowski
  • Jim Carrey – Doctor Ivo Robotnik / Eggman
  • Tika Sumpter – Maddie Wachowski
  • Lee Majdoub – Agent Pierre
  • Adam Pally – Deputy Wade Whipple
  • Natasha Rothwell – Rachel

Who is new?

There are really only two major additions to the second film. First up, Colleen O’Shaughnessey will be lending her voice to two-tailed yellow fox Miles “Tails” Prower, who technically appeared in a post-credits scene from the first film. This casting bit is exciting, because it’s not the first time O’Shaughnessey has voiced Tails. In fact, she’s been playing the character since 2014.

The other major arrival is Knuckles, a red, hot-headed echidna who is apparently one of the villains in this film, as he teams up with Robotnik. Knuckles, who was first introduced in the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 video game, will be voiced by Idris Elba (The Suicide Squad).

We also know Shemar Moore (SWAT) will appear in the film in some capacity, although his character has yet to be revealed.

What is the story?

We honestly don’t know much about Sonic 2. It has a simple premise of Sonic aiming to prove he’s a true hero of the small town of Green Hills, staying behind while Tom and Maddie go on vacation. Meanwhile, Robotnik returns in search of the Master Emerald, who controls the power of the Chaos Emeralds in the games, and enlists Knuckles for help. Sonic, meanwhile, teams up with Tails.

Show me the trailer!

We got the first full Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trailer at The Game Awards in December. He introduced us to the characters we love, while making their film debuts. Take a look at the trailer below and also be sure to read our full breakdown of the clip, full of Easter eggs and references to the video game franchise.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie trailer | Game Rewards 2021

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