Weeks after Sonic the Hedgehog hit box offices to a tepid critical response and praise from fans, Paramount announced that a sequel was in development. 2020’s second-biggest box office hit is getting a sequel and it’s set to hit theaters April 8, 2022. Early this morning, Ben Schwartz, the voice of the titular blue blur, took to Twitter to announce the sequel’s release date after a memo from Paramount announced a slate of release dates for their upcoming movies.
Sonic the Hedgehog released in theaters early this year on Valentine’s Day to tepid critical reception and fan acclaim. It even managed to take the seventh spot on the list of the highest-grossing video game movie adaptations of all time (according to Box Office Mojo). While many other live-action adaptations of video games have hit movie theaters, Sonic the Hedgehog is the first to get a sequel with a hard date in a few years, with Pokemon movies in the style of Detective Pikachu set to be released at some point in the future.
SONIC 2 IS OFFICIALLY COMING 2 THEATERS 4/8/22!!! pic.twitter.com/Xpci0HzK5d
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) July 24, 2020
While Paramount hasn’t made any further announcements about the content of the sequel, there are a few loose ends from the first one that pretty handily set up a sequel. At this point, I’d like to issue a minor spoiler warning for Sonic the Hedgehog, even though it’s probably safe to assume that most people who would care about a spoiler warning have already seen the movie.
Based on everything we know at this point, the movie will almost undoubtedly feature Tails in some capacity, especially considering the fact that he was in the movie’s post-credits scene. The only other clues about any semblance of a plot we have so far are that Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik is stranded on some faraway planet with mushrooms everywhere and that Sonic has a bag of rings that he can use to teleport to different worlds and locations at will Doctor Strange-style.
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