Sonic the Hedgehog was released in cinemas early this year — remember the pre-COVID era? It was a decent video game adaptation. It offers nothing much to adults beyond harmless fun but kids will have a huge blast watching Sonic run around throwing rings and kicking Jim Carey’s ass without having their intelligence insulted. Considering what I thought I was walking into, this my friend is an absolute W. The film received mildly positive reviews from critics (64% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 5.78/10) and grossed a solid $US 306 million from a production budget of $US 85-90 million.
So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Paramount and Sega have already greenlit the sequel. According to Variety, director Jeff Fowler, who made his feature film debut with Sonic the Hedgehog, will be back at the helm for the sequel, alongside screenwriting collaborators from the first film, Pat Casey and Josh Miller.
That’s about all the news we have at the moment. There hasn’t been any information as of yet on returning cast members, which includes Ben Schwartz (who wonderfully voiced Sonic), Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, or James Marsden and Tika Sumpter. Plot details are also currently unknown.