Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Has Been Officially Announced

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film
Published 29.05.20

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is happening with Paramount more or less having their hands forced into making the video game movie.

I’ve not seen the first Sonic film yet. It looks like the kind of film that would be great to watch with a hangover, but there was never any chance that I was going to pay for it.

I think it’s free somewhere now; maybe Sky and who knows? I’ll probably be hungover tomorrow and I may even watch it, but I promise you this, I will not pay to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

sonic the hedgehog 2

The first film, bizarrely, will be for many the last film they saw in cinemas before lockdown hit and you know, that’s quite sad. It’s either Sonic the Hedgehog or Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot isn’t it? Imagine those two films being the last features to show in cinemas. That’s mental.

Despite what you might think about the Sonic film that came out earlier this year, it actually went down pretty well with fans, critics, and kids alike, so it’s no real surprise that another film’s coming.

The news comes courtesy of Variety, who insist that in a shareholder’s meeting, Sonic was declared a new franchise for Paramount and their parent company ViacomCBS. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, and James Marsden are all very likely to return to their respective roles.

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Paramount describe the original film by saying:

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic“.

I suspect this film will feature a blue hedgehog running about a bit and you know what? I reckon he’ll be pretty speedy.

But what do I know?

Who would have thought all of this would happen after that awful first trailer came out with Sonic looking like some kind of Lord of the Rings Gollum concept art, but blue?

Not me!!!!

Images via Paramount