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.
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.
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?
Images via Paramount
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow