Sonic the Hedgehog was one of the best things that happened in 2020. It is an action-adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise published by Sega of 2005. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler and written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller.
The movie premiered at the Paramount Theatre on January 25, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 14, 2020. Critics praised the performances, particularly that of Schwartz, as the voice of Sonic and Carrey who lends his voice to Dr. Robotnik.
The movie was praised for its design, and its faithfulness to the source material, but it was criticized its plot as many critics claimed that it lacked originality. Overall the film managed to bag a good response although both the critics and the fans dropped in mixed reviews. It grossed $306 million worldwide, becoming the second highest-grossing film of 2020.
Release Date: Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Paramount announced that the sequel of the movie is scheduled to be released in April 2022. Ben Schwartz, who voiced the titular Blue Blur in the first movie, also confirmed on Twitter that the video game movie sequel will speed onto the big screen. No further details about the Sega, although many fans assume that Jeff Fowler, who helmed the 2020 film, is expected to return to direct the next movie from a script written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller.
With the character designs set and an active production if the sequel starts filming later this year or early 2021, by summer 2022 the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 would totally be possible but unfortunately due to the global pandemic nothing is certain, hence the fans too will have to wait in vain.
Cast: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
We can expect all of the main cast to come back, although there has been no official confirmation yet.
We would see Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, James Marsden as Tom. Wachowski and Tika Sumpter as Tom’s wife, Maddie.