Pre-production is underway on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and we have an exclusive update on the production’s start and new characters coming to the sequel.
Sonic The Hedgehog made its box office debut earlier this year and after dealing with a needed redo of the design of the title character, it made quite an impression. The movie ran off with a revenue of $321 million dollars and fans were impressed with the movie. So much so that a sequel is in the works to continue the adventures.
The movie starred James Marsden, Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Sonic the Hedgehog successfully set up the groundwork for a sequel with Sonic and Dr. Robotnik, while introducing his iconic sidekick Tails as a post-credit scene.
It has been reported that the sequel will once again be directed by director Jeff Fowler, along with screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller. The first movie became the top video game movie adaptation in box-office gross when it topped Detective Pikachu. The sequel has been kept under wraps for many months as Hollywood works around the current pandemic. However, we have an update on Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to share with you!
What We Know About Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 production has targeted a May start. That early summer window seems to be a prime time for upcoming productions.
Ever since the post-credit scene in the original film that featured the introduction of Tails, audiences have hoped that more elements from the video game will be included in the next movie. It appears that Fowler is indeed trying to grant the wishes of Sonic fans in the sequel.
Knuckles the Red Echidna, will indeed have a role in the second movie. Many assumed that Knuckles may have a simple cameo appearance, similar to Tails in the original. However, our sources have indicated that he will have a relevant role in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, that will be larger than a cameo.
Additionally, Knuckles will stay true to his video game incarnation, as he will be able to glide, as well climb walls. They are currently casting an actor to voice Knuckles and his personality was described to us as serious in nature, but still gullible at times.
The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 production is also casting a supporting character named Randall, who will only be interacting with the human characters, and specifically not Sonic. Even more interesting is that the production is also searching for an A-List human cameo to make an appearance in the movie. Names like Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock were thrown around, however the big name cameo is still up in the air at this time.
The movie sounds like it will be an incredible journey and with the director and screenwriters returning, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will continue to build on recent video game adaptations success at the box-office.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for release on April 8th, 2022. What do you think of the looming production start and the addition of Tails and Knuckles? Make sure you comment below and keep going fast with The Illuminerdi for more news and content.